i'm new to turkey hunting. why do i see crow calls advertised next to turkey calls? is a crow call a locator call? does it cause the turkeys to freak out or something so they give away their position? tia, i'll hang up and listen.
while deer hunting in texas i've had the crap spooked out of me when a group/flock of birds first wakes up. however, i have property in Louisiana that i've started hunting on and it has turkeys. so i'm gona try it this year. i'm looking for advice. again, tia, and i'm listening.
Locator calls can take any form but crows and owls are the best in the Southeast. Out West I've had better luck with coyote howlers. I had a piece of property in GA that was adjacent to the main railway. When the train blew the horn the woods would come alive with gobbles. I was known to use a marine grade air horn from time to time to get a gobbler to fire off.
You'll be amazed what they'll respond to. I've had gobblers fire back to car doors slamming shut and it's not uncommon in instances where multiple gobblers come in that when you shoot one the others will gobble at the muzzle blast sound.
When people ask how I've managed to kill so many turkeys they usually ask what kind of call I'm using. I usually let them know that I'm not a very skilled caller but I'm damn good at finding the dumbest gobbler on the property.