30 Acres is not a lot of land to hunt. I would get out and meet your
neighbors and see if you can get on more land. Get out now as other
hunters will be out trying to get on more land too.
If you can get out in the morning before light on a windless morning
listen for yelps and gobbles to find the roosting areas. These are as
will change as you get closer to the season, but learning how to find
the roost is a valuable tool and learning the land you will hunt is
also very important. Become a quiet walker, a good listener and learn
to pattern turkey movements.
It is always tempting to practice your calling on real birds, but It
is never a good idea to practice on the birds that you will hunt. Get
a copy of the Ray Eye videos; he goes through scouting, calling and
hunting. Learn to call with a diaphram or mouth call and go to any
local turkey hunting seminars you can find.
Find out what the baiting regulations are in your state. If you can
feed them some corn on your land until two weeks before the season I
would consider it because you have such a small piece of land.
Learn where your shotgun shoots when you aim it. Learn to shoot at
turkey head targets and judge distances from a seated position. Find
a frind who hunts turkeys and pick her or his brain and read all you
can and believe about half of it.
Learning about turkeys is great fun. I learn more every year.
Hunt hard and have fun.
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, "tennahunter" <cgspgier@b...>
> I am new to turkey hunting. I recently purchased about 30 acres of
> land in Tennessee. It is all hillside xcept about 5 acres on the
> ridge top. I have seen and heard turkey this past year on my land
> and surrounding land. I have a boxcall which I try to call them
> with. They will answer sometimes if in calling distance. The
> is to get them to come to you. I hope to get my first turkey this
> spring. Any suggestions?? Tennahunter