I've heard people say that turkeys usually fly down to the uphill side of the tree. That makes sense from the standpoint that the ground is a little closer that direction. But that's definitely not a rule, and it can't apply on flat ground. They'll fly down any direction. Sometimes they'll drop almost straight down. Sometimes they'll fly a hundred yards or more from the tree. It depends on whether they see hens, where "the coast is clear," and which direction they think they want to go after they hit the ground. As in most turkey hunting rules, there are no rules on this subject.
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