Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Play the wind to get your gobbler this spring

While not an absolute fact, often times gobblers will travel into the wind when searching for hens, Martino writes. (Photo by Stan Tekiela)

Perusing the hunting section of a local farm store one spring day, I asked the associate where the scent free soap and sprays were. “Man, you know turkeys can’t smell you, don’t you?” he said. “I do,” I said, “but deer can, and bumping deer can ruin a turkey hunt if they spook and run through the bird(s) you’re working.”
For that reason, I try to remain as scent-free as I can when hunting turkeys, but there is another, probably more important reason to play the wind when hunting for these big birds.

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