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Turkey Hunting Quiz...

Will The Gobbler Beat You This Spring?
Find Out...

Click to enlargeThe game of turkey hunting, which is played in the turkey's backyard and on his terms, often makes war games look simple. Sharpen the skills you need to bag gobblers by taking this turkey hunting quiz.

1. Question:
Although you've been scouting for turkeys for two days, you haven't heard a gobble. You've bagged a tom before on this same land. Do you:
(a) return to where you bagged the gobbler before
(b) keep attempting to make a turkey gobble
(c) continue to scout to have more information about the turkeys
(d) go to places where you assume turkeys will be
2. Question:
While hunting in a river bottom, you locate a tom on the other side of a thigh-high slough. Which tactic will be best to take the tom?
(a) shoot across the slough
(b) run upstream or downstream to find a crossing point
(c) wade the slough, and go to the turkey
(d) attempt to call the turkey across the slough
3. Question:
How can you bag a gobbler in an area with many hens when the tom won't fly off the limb or come to hen calling until he sees the female?
(a) use a turkey decoy if the procedure is legal in your state
(b) flush the gobbler, walk in the direction he's flown; and call
(c) determine in which direction the hens normally feed after they fly-down
(d) all of the above
4. Question:
When turkeys won't gobble, make them gobble by:
(a) using a crow call
(b) calling loudly
(c) calling like a bluejay
(d) gobbling
5. Question:
In high-pressure areas, the best time to bag a gobbler is:
(a) in the morning early before other hunters reach the woods
(b) late in the afternoon just before fly-up time
(c) in the middle of the day when no one else is hunting

Click to enlargeThe wild turkey is much like the German general Rommel. Elusive and quick to react to changing war conditions, Rommel always dodged danger until he met General George A. Patton, who defeated him by studying the book Rommel had written on military strategies. Read John E. Phillips's turkey books to discover even more about how to bag your gobbler.