when i started turkey hunting i knew nothing. absolutely nothing! it was something NEW that i wanted to do. we didn't have any birds near our home . dad found a video and we watched it a few times in one afternoon and thought ''seems simple enough'',,,lets go! we expected the turkeys to all come running at the first call ,that following season.
things didn't go as planned,and i think dad lost interest for several years.
i did some more study on the subject and practiced on my one mouth call .i'll skip a few years to not become too boring.
i copied every one in the videos . camo , longrange shotguns,all the calls i could afford. you mightsay i went at my huning like i was killin' snakes. fast and furious. one day i was talking with an avid shotgunner and he relayed to me in a very stern tone ,,, any common shotgun in modified choke is more than sufficient to kill a turkey IF you know how to get him in close. i doubt that i've ever been on a hunt without recalling his words. that and things like decoy or not ? blind for concealment or the ability to become concealed with nothing but a tree behind me.
i recall reading the words ''woodsmanship kills more turkeys than world championship calling'' for the first time . IT STUCK!!!
''OLDSCHOOLTURKEYTACTICS'' is just a name that i have given to my own personal demands on myself as to how i'll go about TRICKIN' TOM to come inside MY personal limitations. i choose to carry a gun no more capable than what was available in 1920 with the exception being a more modern TURKEY LOAD , in 2 3/4 inch. i will hunt with someone who prefers a decoy , but when alone or with my stepsons, no decoy. do i look down my nose at people who don't do things like i do? no i do not!! its just a goal of mine to continue to learn and become better . AM I GOOD AT IT? WHY , HELLO NO!! BUT THERE AIN'T NOBODY HAVING MORE FUN THAN I AM !
I SAID IT BEFORE ,,,,OLD SCHOOL TURKEY TACTICS,,, THEY WORK, THEY FILL TAGS AND MAKE FINE MEMORIES, SPECIALLY WHEN I TAKE ONE OF THOSE HIGH PRESSURED BIRDS FROM PUBLIC LAND.
lets talk turkey