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Once the first step (knowledge) is achieved, it's time to get the basic apparel and even when unbelievable, first thing you need is a good pair of rubber boots.
No matter if you are going behind foxes, minks, muskrats or raccoon neither if you are setting traps on water or land, a good pair of rubber boots is mandatory to keep you safe and comfortable.
Keep in mind that turkeys fall feeding behavior is a little bit different than usual, especially when colder, wild turkeys will spend more time on the woods eating different berries, beechnuts and acorns.
Now you know there are wild turkeys on the area and have identified potential good places to locate them, it's patience time!
Hunting is usually associated to someone with a shotgun on the hands or something like a bow or cross bow but even when these techniques are very popular, they are not intended for all terrains, types of animals and hunter temperament.Certainly firearms as well arrow hunting are very popular but perhaps not everyone likes to see an animal dying in a personal manner; in addition, some games are so elusive that it's just impossible to see them if a human being is near the area.On such cases trap hunting is the best options since the animal dies away from hunters sight but...
If you need to climb, it's always a good idea to have a hunting partner to keep you gun while you climb, otherwise an accident might occur, especially if you fall down.
When you find a target BE SURE that's an animal; in case of doubt NEVER FIRE since you could be shooting another people; on the other hand, NEVER shoot an animal when another person is near it or in the shooting line.
If you are using high power ammo, it's mandatory to be sure that no one is behind the animal because it could be a victim if you miss your target. In case of long range shots, use binoculars to be sure no one is there; if you are not sure, just avoid shooting.
It's important to contact your local state regulations for precise information regarding this years regulations and allowed units for fall turkey hunting.
For those who have never experienced fall turkey hunting, it's a big chance to learn a lot about turkeys behaviors and habits; on this season the birds have plenty of vocalization and are very active, thus going out to the woods will be very illustrating, particularly for those new.