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The Effects Of Weather On Wild Turkey

Abnormal weather may have more effects on successful turkey hunting than any other single factor.

The problem is that what's normal weather to a turkey varies according to where turkey live.

In the hardwood forest of the East, where strong winds are abnorma, high winds put turkey n protected hollows and on the backside of windy ridges,

When it raining turkey avoid tall, wet grass and underbrush. They either stay on their roost or stand around in open places,in open places, where they can shake the raindropps off and keep their feathers relativelt dry. But just because it rains does not mean that you can't hunt turkey successfully on rainy days. They often come to calls on rainy days,but you need to be caling from a place the gobbler can reach without getting himself wet. Plowed field edges, open trails,and old logging roads are good places to set up for turkeys on rainy days.

The full moon affects turkeys behavior a lot. Most people don't know it, but turkeys will fly down and feed and breed on the gound on bright moonlight nights.

Night feeding and breeding activity may explain why some hunters fnd that turkeys respond poorly poorly to call and stay on ther roost later when the moon is in its full phase. They could be resting after their night's activity.The time to go turkey hunting is whenever yu can get away. The best way to succeed is to be out there trying. There is no one who can tell you how a turkey is going to behave at any certain time.Turkey do wat they want to do, and every turkey is different. The hunter who gets his/her turkey every year are in the woods everychance they get, regardless of the weather.





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