If you are a novice or intermediate turkey hunter, you may have discovered that it is harder than it first appears. Despite its name, the turkey in the wild is a challenging bird to stalk and hunt. The turkey possesses an unexpectedly high level of intelligence, sharp vision, and survival abilities. For a hunter to have the skills necessary to get close to and sneak up on a turkey, it may take years of practice. However, using a superior type of camouflage will greatly improve your chances and give you the upper hand when going turkey hunting. This reduces the turkeys’ visibility, allowing the hunter to get close enough to fire a shot.
The ghillie suit, which was created over 150 years ago in Scottish woodlands, is the most effective type of camouflage available for use on the field. It is a suit that you can wear on top of your everyday clothes to substantially alter your form and lower your visibility to wildlife in the wild. Animals have an extremely tough time spotting you because the costume is covered with loose pieces of burlap or jute fabric. By disguising the human structure and pattern, this causes a wearer to blend in with their surroundings. If a hunter is very stealthy, the ghillie camouflage may be so effective that unwary game may wander right up to them.
The ghillie suit assists turkey hunters by breaking up human patterns and bewildering the turkey’s acute sense of sight. To prevent an injured turkey from scurrying off in the woods a hunter must get in a range to get a quick kill shot to achieve success. A person stalking the turkeys can cut this distance between themselves and a rafter of turkeys by walking patiently and keeping low to the ground.
It is best to look for turkeys at night when they are getting ready to roost. It’s very challenging to sneak up on a turkey. In fact, if you encounter a turkey out in the field, there’s a strong chance it has already noticed you. They have a wide field of vision in addition to having excellent distant vision, which makes it challenging to follow them from behind. A group of turkeys will frequently face one another in circles to cover the entire field in order to deter predators from sneaking up on them.
In a heavily crowded part of Turkey, waiting in one spot can be a laborious procedure that calls for extended periods of being completely still. Additionally, there’s a potential that a group of watchful gobblers will spot you as soon as you move and flee before you have a chance to get off a decent shot. It may need patience and skill, but it is feasible to approach a flock of turkeys. You could successfully outsmart those birds for good if you had a strong gun, a ghillie suit, and a good turkey call.