History of Fall Turkey Hunting
was the preferred time to hunt wild turkeys
by most of the famous old time turkey hunters
and is still favored by many traditionalists.
These turkey hunting experts liked it best
because it was a lot more difficult and therefore
more rewarding to call in an old gobbler in
the fall than the spring.
Gobblers in the
late summer, fall and winter become very solitary
animals with very little interest in females.
They do, however, gobble in the fall and there
have been a few mornings in October and Novemeber
that I could have sworn it was spring with
all the gobbling around. On rare occasions,
gobblers will even come in strutting and gobbling
just like spring. More likely though you won't
even notice a fall gobbler coming in to your
calls. He will just appear silently, looking
for companionship with another longbeard but
not really caring whether he finds it or not.
This is a real fall gobbler..
The fall season has regained
its popularity recently with the ever-increasing
numbers of turkeys. Over 40 states now host
fall turkey seasons and more and more hunters
are discovering the excitement of hunting in