Hunting in the rain?

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  1. Semper Fiduckis

    Semper Fiduckis Senior Refuge Member

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    Is turkey doable in the rain or is it a no go?
    This is my first year turkey hunting and it looks like it going to be raining opening day.
    Anyone have success stories in tha rain and if so what what was the approach?
     
  2. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member

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    image.jpeg Both killed in between showers. By showers, I mean, monsoon force rain. Hunt the edge of a field. They come out to dry off after the rain stops.
     
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  3. mudhen

    mudhen Elite Refuge Member

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    Pop up + a field + sit there as long as it takes, birds will move...
     
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    soiltester Elite Refuge Member

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    I hate takin' pics of drowned toms .. just doesn't do justice .. but on paid hunts and a limited time schedule, you take what you can get!!
     
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    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member

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    Me too... But there was no way to dry them. That wasn't a paid hunt. Both shot an hour apart, standing in the same place, on my buddies boss' land.
     
  6. Birdsnspurs

    Birdsnspurs Refuge Member

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    Not sure where u are but if where you are on private feed silage or have cattle there is a good chance birds could be close anyway. As stated set up on a field edge preferably a higher point like a finger jutting out into a field with sun at your back (incase rain and clouds break). If raining of the morning birds if they don't directly pitch off into the field from the stick they will make their way there pretty quick onced off roost.

    Birds do have a ways they like and prefer to move in their areas instead feeding about aimlessly as some people think.
     
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    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    You've gotten good advice. I don't like turkey hunting in the rain, but it's not because you can't kill themm
     
  8. Semper Fiduckis

    Semper Fiduckis Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm in Northern California. Thanks for your input.
     
  9. Birdsnspurs

    Birdsnspurs Refuge Member

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    Anytime man.
     
  10. JuvieCoot

    JuvieCoot Elite Refuge Member

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    Yep looks like we may have a rainy opener
     

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