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Turkey Tactics for Late Season Toms


April 26, 2018

Carson Radl of Sauk City with a turkey shot during the Youth Turkey Hunt.

Turkeys in Wisconsin have been hunted hard for a while and as we get closer to the end of the spring season.

It’s possible to go into the woods now and not hear a turkey sound for hours. By late season, it’s hard to find a location where turkeys haven’t been pressured by hunters. The result of this is that many of the toms are now call-shy and super cautious. Hens and gobblers are both less vocal and less excited now that the mating season is coming to a close. I don’t agree with those who now employ a run and gun technique for this time of the year. I believe that taking a more pa...

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