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Anybody try a float hunt for turkeys this spring? I tried it for the 3rd year in a row, its fun and gorgeous, but not very effe

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  • Anybody try a float hunt for turkeys this spring? I tried it for the 3rd year in a row, its fun and gorgeous, but not very effe

    Anybody try a float hunt for turkeys this spring? I tried it for the 3rd year in a row, its fun and gorgeous, but not very effective. We had much more luck walking a calling. Just wondering if anyone out there has tried it effectively.

  • #2
    Not for turkey. I've been succesful on deer though.

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    • #3
      Yeah, I love it for deer, thats why I tried for turkey, but it seems that they tend to work their way away from the river, at least where I'm floating.

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      • #4
        Never found it necessary. I mostly hunt small farms by setting up in places where birds have been seen.

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        • #5
          If you have good land access it works quite well. It is especially effective for hunting turkeys on WMA or forest Service land around big lakes.

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          • #6
            I was fishing earlier this spring and saw several gobblers strutting next to the lake. We were able to sneak within gun range. Turkey hunting float trip sounds plausible.

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            • #7
              I was working some huge tracts of state forest in MI. Both sides of the river for several river miles.

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              • #8
                Funny, we were just talking about this. One of these day we will actually float for turkey, deer, and ducks. I think time of day would make a big difference - would like to hear more from people that have been successful.

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                • #9
                  It was incredibly fun- we put in before light for the best chance of catching one on the roost gobbling, but no luck this year. We actually floated it 3 times last year in one weekend with one opportunity for a set up, but he was henned up. That float for deer is incredible, no pressure from other hunters, huge tracts of land - can get a little dangerous floating in the dark when its that cold out though.

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                  • #10
                    I threw a photo up on my profile of the turkey hunt early morning.

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                    • #11
                      Agreed with Beekeeper and + 1 for you sir!!!

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