Reasons for the “Hang Up”

February 16, 2011

Each spring millions of hunters take to the woods with visions of longbeards running into their set up. Taking into consideration the basics of nature, it’s not rocket science why birds stay out of gun range. Never the less, it leaves turkey hunters scratching their heads season after season. There are many reasons a gobbler will halt his forward progression. I will elaborate on the most common and possible solutions for alleviating this dilemma.

The Obstacle

At some point in your turkey hunting endeavors you will come across a gobbler that will stay out of gun range. It is almost as if he has some type of invisible shield blocking him from your position. He will mysteriously impede his march towards your set up and for no apparent reason. Barriers will often hinder a turkey’s travel and the hunter is unaware there was an obstacle. Read more