Turkey decoys in the snow
Turkey decoys will work in the snow, but I for one am not a fan. I am simply not a fan of hunting turkeys in the snow period. There are exceptions to that rule, but if I see a long period of cold, blowing, snowy weather in the forecast, I am going to be working on my honeydew list and I will explain why. Turkey decoys in the snow are not my gig.
Turkey decoys in the snow mean it’s cold
Turkey decoys in the snow mean it is cold outside. Spring turkey hunting weather is supposed to be nice. The long winter is behind us and we are looking forward to the lazy days of summer, our butts snuggled next to an old oak tree waiting for the tom to come in. If your turkey decoys are in the snow, so is your butt. Not fun in my book. Maybe pleasant for a chronic sufferer of hemorrhoids, but not this cat. No ass bumps causing me pain. Hunting turkeys in the snow can be a novel experience, when a quick storm dumps 2 or 3 inches at night and the temps rise to 60 the next day, but when winter still has a strangle hold on the country, I just don’t think turkey hunting.
What do the turkeys think w/turkey decoys in the snow?
They think its winter. And they are correct. Yes they are breeding, and strutting, and occasionally gobbling, but the odds pf you pulling a big tom 200 yards from his intended path are slim. Your turkey decoys in the snow better be in the right spot, or you will not be in the game. When the temps plummet hens don’t think nesting, and the whole flock is together all day. No mid day break up and afternoon or evening get back together sessions. One big group all day long. You just can not consistently move these winter flocks with calls or decoys. Do yourself a favor and wait until it gets nice if you can. The birds are in a much better mood, and you will be too. Sticking turkey decoys in the snow can work, but the odds are slim, so good luck.