While I’m fully aware that many people are already turkey hunting, our season here in Virginia doesn’t opent until April 13th so I have a little bit of time to do some final prep. I’ve got my Aluminum Pot Call and Diaphragm call ready. I’ll being using my KUIU Verde Camo this year. I’m looking forward to turkey season just as much if not more than I do deer season. Turkey season can be very exciting. I can’t wait to be sitting at the base of an oak and hear a tom gobble just yards away. I plan on carrying my bow with me as much as possible if no exclusively this year. I really hope to bag one but I also hope to get my son out with me more and to get out with my Dad some as well.
Back to prep. Rather than go through and re-post a lot of things I’ve covered in the past I’m just going to link back to some old posts to get you ready for turkey season!
First up is actually the second post I ever wrote for this website over two years ago! If you’re around 30 or younger you most likely don’t remember a time where turkeys were scarce much less on the verge of being eliminated. Check out THIS POST for a quick history lesson. Now that you’re a little more educated time to make sure your calls are in good shape. Last year I had Ed from Ghost Maker Custom Calls write a piece about TAKING CARE OF FRICTION CALLS and I had Mitchell Johnston of Dead End Game Calls write a post about TAKING CARE OF DIAPHRAGM CALLS. Both are definitely worth checking out. Next if you’re taking a bow, you definitely need to know where to aim. HERE is a post to help you with your shot placement while bowhunting. Now that you’ve nailed that bird here’s a POST with a video showing how to care for your trophy tom. Lastly, be safe out there and if needed you can take your Alabama hunter safety course online