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Scouting “For your information, I would like to ask a question.” - Samuel Goldwyn 


Life Application Successful turkey hunting requires good scouting. Scouting is a military word that means “to go before and gather information.” It’s this research that allows us to know where the turkey are and the best tactics to use when hunting them. We do this in a lot of areas of life don’t we? We research things like the next smartphone, video games and other things we want to buy. Information is key both in life and in turkey hunting. “The craving for information is so huge now, and it can be marketed at such a rapid rate.” - Clint Eastwood As you continue to grow older, the kinds of things you’ll begin scouting become more and more important--things such as college, future spouse, and even where you want to start your career. Scouting before the actual hunt is the process of gathering as much information as you can to make the best choice as to where to hunt, when to hunt and what bird you are hunting.

Learn It In turkey hunting, scouting is very important because it chooses for you the location, the time, the bird and even if you will go. No one wants to get up early in the morning, waste money on unneeded supplies or even waste full days in the field for the chance of never getting a trophy turkey. Scouting can help with all these issues and significantly increase your percentages in harvesting your trophy turkey.

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Follow these next steps to help you understand some basics in scouting turkeys: Early Morning: 1. Go and listen to all hunting areas you have permission to hunt. Do you to see or hear gobblers? 2. Drive all the roads around your hunting property to see if you can visibly see toms in the fields. 3. Walk logging roads, ridge tops, flats and timbered bottoms looking for turkey or sign of turkey. Evening: 1. Look and find turkey feeding. 2. Watch them from their feeding grounds to their roost. 3. Locate several ambush sights for the next morning when they fly off their roost.

Did You Get It? 1. What is scouting?
 Scouting is the process of gathering information. 2. Why is scouting important?
 It helps us choose the location and time that would be recommended to hunt. 3. Name 1 early morning and 1 evening scouting tip. Any of the six tips listed in the “Learn It section” 4. How do we scout for our life? We begin to scout out things such as college, future spouse, and even where you want to start your career.

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Sample How To’s The How To section should be fun and exciting for each student. Make sure that you have all the necessary elements available to insure you are properly teaching this section. Make sure you reiterate SAFTY and the importance it has in our lives and in our sport. Having them participate will have a significant impact on their overall experience of your group: Sample How To’s: 1. Gold:

Have students describe their own hunting areas and how they plan on scouting these areas for turkey hunting.

2. Platinum: Have some maps of your local area and discuss how one would go about scouting these areas. You could also turn it into a competition and have them take pictures and times of the areas they plan on scouting. 3. Titanium: Invite a local hunter to come and describe the process they use to scout their own area. Have students prepared to ask questions and give awards/prizes away for those who ask focused questions.

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In turkey hunting, scouting is very important because it chooses for you the location, the time, the bird and even if you will go. No one wants to get up early in the morning, waste money on unneeded supplies or even waste full days in the field for the chance of never getting a trophy turkey. Scouting can help with all these issues and significantly increase your percentages in harvesting your trophy turkey.


LEARN It?!

As you continue to grow older, the kinds of things you’ll begin scouting become more and more important--things such as college, future spouse, and even where you want to start your career. Scouting before the actual hunt is the process of gathering as much information as you can to make the best choice as to where to hunt, when to hunt and what bird you are hunting.


“The craving for information is so huge now, and it can be marketed at such a rapid rate.” - Clint Eastwood !

We do this in a lot of areas of life don’t we? We research things like the next smartphone, video games and other things we want to buy. Information is key both in life and in turkey hunting.!

Successful turkey hunting requires good scouting. Scouting is a military word that means “to go before and gather information.” It’s this research that allows us to know where the turkey are and the best tactics to use when hunting them.!

“For your information, I would like to ask a question.”! - Samuel Goldwyn 
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4. How do we scout for our life?
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3. Name 1 early morning and 1 evening scouting tip.
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2. Why is scouting important?
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1. What is scouting?
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Did You Get It?!

1. Look and find turkey ! ! feeding.!

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Evening:!

3. Walk logging roads, ridge tops, flats and timbered ! ! bottoms looking for turkey or sign of turkey.!

2. Drive all the roads around your hunting property to see if ! you can visibly see toms in the fields.!

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1. Go and listen to all hunting areas you have permission ! to hunt. Do you to see or hear gobblers?!

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Early Morning:!

Follow these next steps to help you understand some basics in scouting turkeys:!

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