rthomas4 wrote:I killed eight deer on my property with my T/C Encore .308, one deer in front of the dogs with a Remington 1100 shooting 00 buckshot, and then one deer and one hog down in Florida also with the T/C.
My best advice is to hunt as often as possible, know the area where you're hunting and the trails the deer use, and hunt with the wind in the right direction. I plant food plots on my property and use trail cameras to identify the animals I want to take out of the herd. I also use bait and basically hunt every single day of the season, which is August 15th to Jan. 1st. The more you're in the woods, the higher the odds are that you'll kill deer; you can't kill 'em if you're sitting in the house. If you're new to hunting, try to hook up with someone who has some experience and get them to mentor you. There are a lot of older guys out there who love to hunt, but aren't able to get out on their own and kill a deer then get it out of the woods. Those are the guys who would appreciate having a younger person help them get out and hunt...........and those are the guys who have the wisdom and the knowledge to share.
As far as scouting for turkeys, just get out and listen and watch. Don't practice calling since you'll only educate the birds prior to the season. Do your practice while driving, using the computer or watching tv. Get out in the early morning and listen for birds flying down off of the roost, then watch during the middle of the morning and afternoon to see if you can see 'em as they feed. Then again in the late afternoon listen for the old boss hen to call the rest of the flock to gather and fly up to the roost. Turkeys are like deer, and wherever the girls are, the old boys ain't gonna be far behind!
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