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Hunting them in the rain???

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Do any of you guys change your tactics when hunting gobblers in the rain? I just looked for the forcast for my season "C" and there is a chance of rain everyday!

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KG I've been working in Isanti the last week or so and going buy this spot and it doesnt seem to bother the turkeys the always seem to be there and this morning was no differnce with the rain they were still strutting away chasing a hen did notice on thing when its was raining they moved alot faster didnt stay in one spot very long as with no rain they seemed to stick to the area longer.

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In my experience hunting in the rain...be ready when it stops and the sun comes out cuz they come a runnin' I have had to hunt in the rain many years and have had good results if your'e hunting where there's birds. Keep at it!

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Get out into the fields and any clearings in the woods. Turkeys can here and see better out in the open.

Other than the comfort issue I like hunting in the rain. Seems to result in good consistent movement in fields turkeys use all day long. Exceptions are downpours and in combination with strong winds.

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Turkeys are WARY SURVIVORS. Rainy woods are loud, they use areas where their vision alone can pick up predators. Glass fields and set-up ahead of their travel direction. It's more than likely they will stay in the open in moderate rain. Or just set-up and wait. Some of those days seem like nothing is alive untill.........

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Taken toms in rain, sleet and snow, some even in sunshine. Turkeys hate to brush against wet vegetation so stick to fields and open woods. If the wind kicks up go cover a ravine or hillside out of the wind. A deke might help, but then again... Bag your calls or go buy some that work wet or use several mouth calls. Set yourself under a pine if possible. Keep patient, persistent. Don't have to tell you, you can't shoot one sitting in the house.

Filled a tag a couple yrs back. Sat near a pine few yds from my Spot trying to decide what the passing thunder storms had lined up next when a bird gobbled at thunder. Snuck towards my spot to see heads pass by, gun up, one turned slightly downhill so I could see the red head and pulled the trigger on a 2yr.

Go get 'em. Good luck!

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The rain Saturday Night and Sunday morning really helped me out. The first 4 days of my hunt you couldn't move a foot without making a lot of noise. It really allowed me to get into my spot and setup quietly. And like stated above during the morning Rain 2 Toms came running into my spot just after shooting time!

Greening things up will help also.

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All right on info love turkey huntin in the rain .Have good camo raingear or a blind. Stick with a diaghram call don t get the good ole box call wet or slate.They do love to get out in the fields when its wet unless its super windy.Sometimes if there with hens itll be real tough to call em away so call to the hen s get em agitated they will come over to show whos boss and guess who will be behind them! If you cant call em sometimes you can sneak em if the terain is right, i know some guys dont think thats turkey huntin but after youve been sittin out there for four hours and havent had any luck you might have a change of heart! No matter if you called em in or or snuck em its still satisfiing to nail one and they still taste the same , delicious!!

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