1. It will help you scout for deer firearms season, which often arrives later than fall turkey dates.

2. Spending more time with fall turkeys will help make you a better spring gobbler hunter.

3. It’s an excellent opportunity to introduce a young person to the turkey hunting tradition.

4. Early and even late archery seasons often coincide with chances at both whitetails and wild turkeys from the same treestand.

5. In some highly populated areas, taking an adult broodless hen or young bird is practical game management.

6. A wild turkey on your Thanksgiving Day table honors the hunt and extends memories.

7. Turkey dogs are used to find and flush flocks before you attempt to call gregarious birds back to the break site. As a result dog men, in states where it’s legal, can add the wild turkey to their list of opportunities.

8. You’ve got turkey hunting apparel, gear, and a bunch of calls. Use that stuff in two seasons, not just one.

9. That summertime honey-do list is finished (well most of it!). Time to start scouting for fall.

10. It’s flat-out fun, and fall turkey camp is a chance to relive previous hunts and make more memories.

Stay tuned here at the SZ as we cover approaching seasons, plus field reports, and hunts on home ground in autumn turkey country.