North Rim Turkeys
Posted May 03 2017 - 02:57 PM
Posted May 03 2017 - 03:29 PM
I am in unit 8. Took me a good while to locate turkeys, but I finally found some, Things are transitioning up there right now. 1) seems like breeding is done. My experience so far is the gobblers sound off for the first hour 5am-6am and then go dead silent for the rest of the day. I haven't had a single response to calling. 2) things are drying up and turkeys seem to be moving closer to water sources. Possible rain in the forecast may change that.
Not sure if that helps. If you want more info on unit 8 turkeys, you can pm me.
Posted May 03 2017 - 05:24 PM
Depending on how much snow is left up there, it can be pretty challenging. I have done that hunt twice, one year was quick and easy, the other was polar opposite. Most roads had snow too deep to drive on and the birds were not calling. Water holes are always a good option. I prefer to wake up early or stay out after the sun goes down and shock gobble or just listen for birds. I will then concentrate on those areas in the morning and evenings.
Posted May 03 2017 - 09:45 PM
I just got back from a few days chasing them. I was in unit 23 and they were gobbling pretty good the first hour. After that only once in a while. I shocked called early and moved in on the closest gobble. Saw them but could never get them to leave the hens they were with. We ended up basically spot and stalking them. We would sit up high and watch the openings and try to cut them off. Almost worked too.
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