Turkey Scouting with a Man and His Dog

Turkey Scouting with a Man and His Dog

Text and photos by Game & Fish Photo Editor Ron Sinfelt.

Scenes from afield: Game & Fish Photo Editor Ron Sinfelt shares photos of scouting with his dog Oreo.

Game and Fish Magazine Photo Editor Ron Sinfelt prepares for turkey season with several outings in an attempt to pattern turkeys and get an idea where to hunt this season.

And he loves to scout with his dog, Oreo.

Ron shares some images and impressions from a scouting trip in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

EAGER & READY

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Being in turkey camp with a warm cup of java and an eager dog ready for a day of scouting, doesn’t get much better. (Photo by Ron Sinfelt)

LOCATING BIRDS

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Trying to find birds at fly down by using locator calls and even yelps is a good place to start locating birds. (Photo by Ron Sinfelt)

FIND THE CREEKS

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Knowing where creeks are located around your hunting area is important part of scouting, since birds can be hesitant to cross creeks to answer a call, plus they are good to find crawfish. (Photo by Ron Sinfelt)

VANTAGE POINT

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Finding a spot above the turkeys is always better than trying to couch them downhill. (Photo by Ron Sinfelt)

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