from what i've read online, a box call is the easiest way to get started, and i've seen enough tv shows etc to have a very limited idea on decoy placement and calling...
...but here's the thing - the tv shows always seem to be on farms where they have birds well patterned. They roost in the timber, and then head to the fields.
i'm going to be limited to state land which is for the most part forested. is this a needle in a hay stack? or do you pros out there have some tips for a newbie on how to get into some likely areas?
the obvious thought is finding state land that borders on ag land, but obviously i'd like to stay away from private property as much as i can. any thoughts there?
...but my real question is on finding an area to get started in via google. i live a few hours from the nearest birds, and with a new house and a new baby time to get up to scout in advance is non-existant!
any thoughts on google scouting? if this was big game i'd be looking for funnels, benches, and choke points... not sure the same holds true for birds...
any thoughts appreciated!
I have hunted and shot them in places I've never been. As said......go before light.....listen for gobbles. Hit and owl call....listen.
If you hear one.....haul ass to get set up close before they come off roost. If you dont you can either move on to another spot and repeat the location process, or go to a good strutting area......field, open woods, log road, somewhere they can be seen.....set up, wait, call, wait...etc