Turkey Decoy and Weather
One of the things I quickly discovered when running the country chasing spring turkeys with a turkey decoy is how much the weather influences behavior. I will skip the barometer, dewpoint, and relative humidity and break it down into layman’s terms. If you only have one day to hunt, pick the 3rd nice day in a row. A tom is much more likely to confront your turkey decoy on the 3rd consecutive day of nice weather. It’s that simple.
Turkey Decoy comes out on the 3rd Nice Day-
Here in Minnesota they give us a draw on 5 day seasons when we chase turkey in the spring. It’s not much time, and if the weather is a bust, the season usually is as well. The strategy I try to employ is to scout the birds hard the couple weeks leading up to the season. The biggest reason is that I am often taking my wife or kids or neighbors out hunting, and the attention span is normally shorter than normal. Knowing where the birds are going to be, and coupling that with the 3rd nice day weather has upped the success of my 1 day hunts tenfold. Put your turkey decoy where you know the turkeys want to be on that 3rd nice day, and the chances are much better that gobbler will come visit your turkey decoy.
Best Turkey Decoy
Yes this web site is about the turkey decoy, but it is important to remember there is no turkey decoy good enough to consistently pull a tom out of his daily routine. The best turkey decoy will give you an edge, but you need to practice your calling, do your scouting, and become just a part of the day to fill that spring tag. Watch the weather and good luck with your new turkey decoy this spring-