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    Can you Hunt turkeys is the rain?

    New to Turkey hunting but planning a weekend hunt with some friends and the weather report is saying 50% chance of rain one day. We all have ground blinds so we can stay dry but will the turkeys come out?
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    Hunt field edges. Turkeys don't like woods in the rain because they have to rely on sight in the rain. They like more open areas.
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    Last week it was raining when I was scouting. They were in all the fields that didn't have tall grass in them. Especially cut corn.

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    Thanks much. The area I'm hunting has both.

    What about dirt roads that they walk already?
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    Those are areas I hunt midday or evenings. But they can be hunted all the time


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    agree with krohboy, fields best bet in rainy weather it seems. and probably won't hear a whole lot of gobbling.

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    Yes but personally it isnt enjoyable to me. They can most certainly be killed that way tho
    Who doesn't love rhetorical questions?

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    They will come in silent generally also.


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    These are Osceola turkeys which tend to be a little quite anyhow so would it make sense to call to them in the rtain or would that be un-natural?
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    You can't hunt them from your sofa. There isn't really ever a bad day to hunt. Just days that are better than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heckler View Post
    You can't hunt them from your sofa. There isn't really ever a bad day to hunt. Just days that are better than others.
    That's where your wrong.

    I'm taking my sofa to the woods with me. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Afflicted View Post
    That's where your wrong.

    I'm taking my sofa to the woods with me. LOL
    Well you do live in West Palm Beach, nough said.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heckler View Post
    Well you do live in West Palm Beach, nough said.....
    kudos

    yeah but my trailer is double wide.
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    You can still call. Just don't go overboard I like to switch to the box call on rainy days since its louder.


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    I shot my bird last spring at 11:59 A.M. after sitting in the rain since daylight. Two days before i called in a nice bird at about 11:00 am just after a long thunderstorm and my gun misfired lol.

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