Strategies for Success – Tag-Team a Gobbler Tom

Published by Bob Humphrey on

Bob Humphrey with turkey

Hunting with a friend always adds more fun to any adventures afield, and can sometimes make your hunt more successful.

Team up on turkeys by letting one person be the caller and the other the shooter. That way, the shooter won’t have to worry about switching from call to gun at the last minute. Meanwhile, the caller can continue calling while the shooter has his gun up and ready.
If you get one of those stubborn birds that won’t come to the call, have the caller move back 30 or 40 yards, leaving the silent shooter between him and the bird. The tom may sense the hen has lost interest and moved on. Both are playing “hard-to-get.” He still may not come all the way to the call, but might come within range of the shooter.



Bob Humphrey is a certified wildlife biologist, registered Maine guide, award winning outdoor writer and turkey hunter of some renown. In addition to thousands of magazine articles, he’s authored two books on turkey hunting, available at:


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