Turkey pictures can teach us a lot. I have spent a ton of time afield capturing Turkey pictures because I love to hunt them. Every picture tells a story and the Turkey pictures I have captured over the years say a lot. These Turkey pictures even turned into a part time gig creating a turkey decoy.
Dead Turkey pictures can be fun to look at
Turkey pictures are everywhere, but not many know what they mean. Being a student of a turkeys body language will teach you a lot about being a better hunter. Turkey pictures are a great way to show people what a turkey is thinking. Seeing is believing for sure. Turkey pictures show feather posture, head color, and dominance.
Turkey pictures let us know how to carve our turkey decoy. Those Turkey pictures were key for reproducing a posture that would bring big toms close and not scare them off. They also let us stay focused on realism, and that is key in any successful turkey decoy.
Good safety measures will help you avoid detection by turkeys, too, because you will usually position yourself out of the birds’ line of sight.
So, when you choose to set out a decoy, how much realism do you really need? The answer seems to vary greatly from one situation to the next. At times, mature gobblers look like pro wrestlers body-slamming each other to be the first to run in on relatively crude-looking dekes. Other times, it seems to really help that your decoy looks like the real thing or is a mounted version of what was the real thing.
You just never know. Go with the decoy strategy that seems to fit the situation, and see what happens.
I am going to keep on collecting as I love to take pictures of and hunt the wild turkey. Get out there and collect your own goodies this spring.
Turkey pictures are easy to catalog now that everything is digital. Remember back in the day when everyone carried around all those big books of slides to sell from? What a pain. Now we can email watermarked images with no fear of illegal use.