Locator Calls – When, How, Why?

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  • Locator Calls – When, How, Why?

     James updated 4 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • CKirby

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    February 17, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    I’m planning to start using (trying to use) a locator call more this Spring. Can anyone provide some tips around when you use them, how you use them, and the situations?

  • James

    Member
    February 19, 2021 at 1:39 am

    When to use: Generally, you’re going to want to use a locator call in the Spring when you haven’t already roosted a bird and are trying to get an idea of where a Tom is located. Personally, I like to get in the woods early and try to shock them while in the roost so that I can have a bit of time to set up before daylight and they head towards the ground.

    How to Use: I assume that by “how” you mean what type of call (if not, let me know). There are many different calls out there, but the most popular ones are going to be the crow call and the owl hoot. Crazy enough, I have heard of some people that use air horns though. The idea is that you want to make a noise loud enough that it will scare the Tom into gobbling.

    Why to Use: From the above this should be somewhat self explanatory. You want to use them when trying to locate a bird in the area. The general idea is to scare the bird into gobbling and revealing it’s position to you.

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