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Hello all, I’m looking to try and turkey hunt brookeville lake this spring which right now seems so far away. But I was wondering how good the turkey hunting really is? When fishing in the spring I hear the birds all the time but have never tried to go after them. I know public gets hit pretty hard anymore but hoping it’s not crazy overrun. Was thinking about getting on the boat and going after them from there. Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Not looking for spots just general tips for hunting around the lake. Thanks!
 

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do some scouting with google earth. then go test the area pre season. pull up to the area and shut down the boat and set quiet for a few min. let out a call and see who answers. if nobody answers move up the shore and do it again. when you get an answer go look for the roost. from what ive seen they like to roost in same area. there will be feathers and poop all over when you find it. that gives you an idea where they will start from at dawn. then you can get setup within 50-100yrds of it on opening day. setting a decoy under a roost like that is almost a guaranteed kill from my experience!

if that fails go mobile. same as the scouting but now you get out and go get one. doing this along a waterway is pretty easy. the hills and valleys associated with them make for easy fast stalking. get as close as you can, plant a hen decoy, and call him in. i do this for friends that dont have anywhere to hunt birds or they messed their flock up by getting busted too many times. it works especially good as season goes on and they get "hened up", because you can get so close to them at first. a "hened up" tom wont travel far to check a caller. but if you can slip a decoy up over a ridge 50yrd away you have a great chance at getting him. again the lay of the land thing!

not sure about your tools but my ground blind will pop up and set rt on my gunwales. with window open and me setting in the open door i can slip down the water with wind and current or oars and do it that way also. i know an older guy that cant climb hills and have taken him twice to get a bird this way. i dont know the rules on brookville so better check about the boat hunting.

good luck!
 

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sure thing. will be interesting to hear if its a flotilla opening morning down there.

not my area, so i was looking on google earth. are those moored boats, out in river, at quakertown ramp?
 

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I’m not sure honestly. I’ve only been up to the lake a few times as my grandpa has taken me up there to fish. Have some familiarity with the lake but know that last spring when I went up there crappie fishing I heard two separate groups of turkeys hammering away. Me and a buddy are gonna go up there for 3 days straight opening weekend and hunt it hard. Gonna go scout a week or two before the season. Hoping to get him his first turkey and maybe bag a public land turkey myself!
 
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