shaman wrote:Thanks, KY.
It's funny. You see the possibility of a honey hole. I certainly do. However, the proper catechism on turkeys says these don't exist. Then again, everyone comes to KY and they say it's tough to hunt.
See, I see this as a basic difference between hunting styles. If you run around the country, or even run around your own county, you may not catch this feature of turkey behavior. Where these gobblers were hanging out just happened to be one of the first two spots we ran into turkeys after we bought the property. KYHillChick was out wandering the property and ran into these big black things loitering at one end of this particular pastures-- thought they were vultures at first. Over time, I kept running into turkeys around this place as I was dragging in from my unsuccessful attempts at chasing them down in the creek bottoms.
What sets the Honey Hole up to be THE Honey Holes seems to be the following factors:
1) it's on a fenceline between two narrow pastures. The fenceline marks the top of a knife-edge ridge.
2) It's at the end of one pasture and close to the end of the other.
3) There's a high spot, a little knoll, that rises up. There are several large dead trees there, all victims of lightning strikes.
4) The fenceline has 100-year old oaks that produce acorns in abundance.
5) The hollers to either side of the Honey Hole are parallel N/S drainages There are tall trees favored for roosting on either side.
Now, you have to understand that it took me 5 seasons to catch on to this. My head was still filled with all the goo I'd read, and I never sat my butt down and concentrated on this spot. There are a few other spots on the place that draw turkeys consistently, but they are not as easy to exploit. This one is as close to ideal as you get.
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