Preseason Scouting with WildGuarder 4G Lte Trail Camera for Spring Turkey Hunting
To be honest, I started scouting turkeys with trail cameras mostly because I wanted to make sure my little girls would hear plenty of gobbling when they hunted with me. I knew that we’d only get a couple of hours at most in the blind before they’d be snoozing or ready to go home, so I wanted to put us into the action as much as possible.
What I didn’t realize is that after one spring of running cameras in the pre-season I’d come to understand how predictable turkeys really are. In the fall, they run a feeding circuit that is pretty obvious if you spend as much time in the deer stand as I do. I didn’t realize that rule holds true in the spring as well. At least in the early spring.
For those of us not located in the deep south, turkey season stays what seems like centuries away. Nonetheless, don’t waste your time by desiring the pre-season away. There is still a great deal of work that can as well as should be done. Many individuals do not utilize their devices as well as time carefully to pattern turkeys for opening day. There are lots of “pleasant” areas on your properties that can be focused on. These turkey searching pointers need to come in convenient to ensure that you can carry your opening day!
A great device to utilize in preseason looking is a route camera. Route cameras are vital to patterning birds. They can give you details of where the birds are feeding, strutting, cleaning, and also roosting. WildGuarder’s schedule of cameras provides you several rate point choices to select from along with tons of attributes. Making use of trail cams to do the turkey searching for you not just saves you time, yet they maintain breach low and also do the searching while you’re not there.
Where to Setup Your Trail Cameras for Scouting Turkeys
1. Haul Roads (logging roads/field drives).
Turkeys love to travel haul roadways with farms because, like humans, turkeys have a tendency to take a trip with the path of least resistance (a lot of the time). Haul roads make ideal showing off lanes for skilled gobblers. Many times, the gobblers will fly down off of their roost and on to haul roadways to show off which makes them noticeable to chickens that could be roosted close by as well as simple for the hens to locate. Last but not least, haul roadways are excellent for hunting late in the springtime season. The vegetation and yard have currently grown, yet the haul roadways stay brief, making it a prime area for toms to continue to show off.
2. Mature Cedar Trees/Dusting Areas
Cedar trees are a perfect place to set up cameras in the preseason because turkeys will use them to stay out of the weather. It also provides them a great place to dust. Turkeys will stay in flocks and dig out holes to dust in under the cedars. Where there are hens, there will be toms. These males frequently check out these dusting areas and use them as strutting zones as well to attract those dusting hens. Turkeys will use dusting areas throughout the season so finding these types of areas could be key to your success this season.
3. Food Plots
When hunters think of food plots they think of deer hunting, however, food plots are great places to utilize your trail cameras for preseason scouting. Even after a long winter that has led to a lack of food in the plot, turkeys will continue to use the plot as a food source due to the number of insects and worms in the ground that are easy to find. Also, green plots such as clover or wheat (if not too tall) will be a super hot spot to find a big tom(s). If you have more than one plot to hunt, utilize trail cameras to tell you which plot is being frequented the most by the turkeys as well as what times. Using WildGuarder 4G Lte trail camera’s time-lapse function, setting a time that the turkeys feeding and moving, you will take many useful pictures. Moreover, WildGuarder 4G Lte trail camera Watcher1-4G has excellent performance that supports sending 30s HD video and 20MP original size image, which is not available in other cellular cameras. We believe that it could help you hunt more turkeys.
These are just a few trail cameras strategies for turkey that you can use to do some preseason scouting on your properties with your trail cameras. The more you scout, the better chance you will have at punching your turkey tag this spring! Good luck!
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