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    Default turkey huntin in rain

    Tomorrow in Indiana it's supposed to be raining a steady rain what's ur thoughts on huntin in a steady rain? All the turkeys have moved off the private land I hunt and onto gov ground so I am hoping with rain a lot of guys will stay home. Is it a waste of time or is hunting a field in steady rain a good idea?

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    I'd set up on a field in a pop up blind, put out a decoy and hope for the best, they still have to eat rain or shine, and fields are where they like to be when the rain lets up from what I see..
    Im not a pro Turkey Hunter like some of these other guys on here are
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    Certainly not a waste of time if you're hunting under some sort of cover. Rain will hurt their ability to see & hear. I've witnessed birds go to a field during a rain to pick bugs that were pushed up toward the top of the grass, etc. to stay above the water. Makes for easy pickins for them. When the rain stops they like to go to fields to dry out too.

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    I've heard that too rhino thanks guys I got a blind I hate to take it on public land so ill just wear some water proof clothes! I bet the gobbling shuts off in the rain though?!

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    My experience is that turkeys are quite active in the rain. Especially is true for slow, all day rains. When I wake up early and it is raining, I make sure that I get in the woods!


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    I killed one of my best birds in the rain! Not a lot of gobbling...I did some purring and soft yelps at the edge of a field. Brought in the hen with the strutting boy closely behind.

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    love hunting in rain as long as not storm or high winds.birds like to get into the fields,pastures or larger openings where they can see approaching danger.blinds would be great if you can leave w/o being stolen or used by somebody else.i never can fold these things back up to carry in the bag.LOL

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