Wind Effect on Turkeys

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  1. chieffan

    chieffan Weekend Warrior

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    Have new ground to hunt this spring. Only hunting is shotgun season for deer. Lots of turkeys, grass covered hill tops with some deep ravines and thick heavy brush cover between the grass and bottom. We get a lot of wind, usually out of the East, South and West during spring. Question is, will the wind have an impact as to where the turkey will come out? Will they feed out of the wind or does that make any difference?
     
  2. tdk5525

    tdk5525 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    In high winds turkeys like to get out of the wind...where ever that may be.
     
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    Hillbilly Jedi Die Hard Bowhunter

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    You've gotta get some pretty strong winds to make turkey take shelter and most likely all they'll do is move into a draw to take some if it off them. I don't think wind bothers them too much. And the good thing is you don't have to worry about them winding you like a deer. They really don't smell much of anything. Wind could help if you're trying to stalk. The moving branches and stuff may help hid movement also. Just make sure your blind is staked down real good!
     
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    The one thing I notice when it is very windy is the turkeys will call less. They will just show up with little noise.
     
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    I've never seen wind have an effect on Turkeys, they quite down a little bit. Makes it easier to stalk them down when your running and gunning.

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