Turkey hunting in wetlands?
Familiar waterfowling territory may be a starting point this spring, and understanding turkey behavior in these habitats is important.
Hatfield explains that when hunting in wetland habitats such as sloughs or swamps, it is important to use a topographical map. Turkeys will be on, or near, the highest ground in the area.
"I've actually seen turkeys wading through a shallow wetland or flooded bottomland, but generally they are going to use the high ground for roosting or feeding," he says. "The hens will be seeking out insects this time of year and there's a good chance a gobbler will be looking for those hens."