Turkeys have been a staple for big game hunters since before our nation’s founding. Turkeys are found in many regions throughout the United States and can be a great source of food for a family in normal times or in emergency situations. Knowing how to turkey hunt and practicing the skill before you have to rely on hunting as a main source of food is a critical skill for a prepper in my opinion. Turkey hunting is something that can be accomplished by hunter’s of average skill (such as myself) and with very little specialized equipment. Below are a few things you will need before you get started turkey hunting.
– A Turkey Call. There are many different types, but in my opinion the easiest to learn how to use is a basic slate call. Click here to see an example of a slate call. A mouth call is also good for when the Turkey is in close.
– Camouflaged clothing. Turkey’s have excellent color vision, so good camo is a must! I prefer a 3D type of camo. I recommend the Cabela’s brand to see the type I use click here. 3D camo makes a huge difference in the amount of movement you can get away with in my opinion. It is far superior to even the most advanced 2D camo on the market.
– A good shotgun or bow and some ammo. In the videos below I shot this Turkey with a Remington 870 Express Super Magnum Synthetic.
Take a look at the videos below to see some of the mistakes we made while turkey hunting with a bow and some of the things we did right to be successful turkey hunting with a shotgun.
Turkey Hunting With A Bow
Click here to watch this video on YouTube if you don’t have Flash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTQlMLq7DYg&feature=plcp
Turkey Hunting With a Shotgun
Click here to watch this video on YouTube if you don’t have Flash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ69Ebvkj3Y&feature=plcp
How to field dress a Turkey
Once you have had success turkey hunting you will need to know how to clean the turkey in order to take advantage of all of the meat. Watch the video below to see the basics of how to field dress turkey. One thing we could have done to make this process a little easier would have been to hang the turkey by his feet and let all of the feathers fall to the ground. This would have made it a lot cleaner process. (Thanks to a reader for that suggestion).
Click here to watch this video on YouTube if you don’t have Flash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ldENI-MvqY&feature=plcp
Have you had success Turkey Hunting? If so please share a good tip or trick in the comments below!
If you found this post useful please enter a comment below and click the “Share/Send” button or “Like” or “+1” and share it with your friends on your favorite social media network by clicking on the buttons above or below. That small gesture really helps me out a lot! Also feel free to subscribe via email by putting your email address in the space to the right or below and get my updates straight to your inbox.
If you are unfamiliar with who I am (JJ Johnson – the owner/author of this blog) and what my background is in wilderness survival related issues feel free to Click This Link that will take you to my bio page.
Also if you would like to connect with me and get updates of all of my posts via Facebook please click this link and “Like” my Facebook Page! You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel by going to this link. Thanks so much for your support!
Last but not least, if you are a shooter you may also want to Click This Link, that will take you to a page that provides FREE plans for building an awesome Portable Shooting Bench from one single sheet of plywood. Or if you are an outdoorsman and you spend time in the wilderness you may also want to Click On This Link, to go to a page where you can download my FREE mini-ebook that describes all of the most important steps needed to affect your rescue if you were lost in the wilderness.
Thanks for reading www.RealitySurvival.Com and sharing it with your friends, that really helps us out a lot!