Turkey Hunting Tips: Keys to the Perfect Setup

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Some may think of it as the most fundamental of all turkey hunting tactics, yet setting up on a gobbling bird is also something that many hunters get absolutely wrong—and it can cost you your bird.

Choosing a tree that affords you enough room to move your shotgun 180 degrees, and clearing a place to sit so that you’re comfortable enough to wait out a slow-approaching longbeard are important. But have you ever considered taking those crucial steps the day before the hunt? The next time you locate a roosted gobbler, follow these setup tips.