Not everyone tags out every spring. You may be in that crowd. And it may be because you experienced one of these three types of turkeys.
There are tough toms. And there are really tough toms. A thick line and miles of road separate the two. When gobblers are hard to hunt, they are hard to hunt. That’s what we have here for you — three extremely tough-to-kill longbeards that exhibit very different actions.
The key to killing these turkeys is understanding their personalities — and they do have personalities — before formulating a game plan. Once you’re inside their head, get after them. But watch these videos first. They might help in devising that blueprint for success come next season.
Part 1 — The Silent Tom
The silent tom is the bird that doesn’t gobble. He doesn’t come to calls. And he doesn’t come to decoys. Simply put, he doesn’t come. He does what he wants, when he wants, and how he wants to. The cure to this turkey’s madness? Click play to watch.
Part 2 — The Running Gobbler
The running gobbler can be a nuisance bird. He answers you every time but won’t come to the call. He gobbles but he keeps running the other direction. And he does this every time you go out to hunt him. How do you kill this track-running tom? Find out here.
Part 3 — The Boss Bird
Some birds are so dominant that they don’t have to work to get the ladies. These gobblers just strut, and breed. That’s it. Hen after hen after hen goes to him throughout the day. He gobbles his brains out. But you’re not calling this bird in. So what’s a fella to do? Find out in the video below.