TURKEY SCOUTING OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Turkey Scouting with Rogue Ridge E-Bikes
One of the first steps in turkey scouting is understanding what turkeys have done in the past. This is crucial to the current season and future success – after all, gobblers tend to be creatures of habit. Learning how turkeys interact within the landscape on your hunting property is of utmost importance. Is there a landscape barrier they won’t cross? A specific roost area they prefer over another? An annual strut zone? The list of site-specific situations goes on and on, and how well you know them and understand them usually plays a big part in your success. Don’t just learn the ground you hunt, learn how the turkeys use that particular piece of ground.
Putting eyes on Spring Birds the evening before your hunt is a game changer scouting tactic. You don’t necessarily need a roadside field for this method to be effective. Driving a daily loop on logging roads with a Rogue Ridge Electric Bike being stealthy and silent will leave you able to ultimately scout hidden fields easily and can be extremely effective by putting eyes on toms strutting from a long way off and catch them going to roost without spooking them and formulate a game plan for the next morning’s hunt.
Scouting from a Rogue Ridge E-Bike is also a great way to keep the pressure off the birds. If you don’t have any fields you can see from the road on your turkey hunting property, you can still gain valuable information by observing what the turkeys are doing in your area. You can usually get a good idea if they are hened up, with other toms, or alone – all key observations when it comes to deciding what decoys and calls to use.
If you are looking for a hunting eBike that will allow you to quickly get from point A to B while not being seen, then the RF750 Mossy Oak Folding Bike might be right for you! Designed with the big game hunter in mind, the RF750 has a maximum carrying capacity of up to 300 pounds.
With a durable aluminum alloy 6061 frame, this bike will have no problem handling the pressures of deep woods hunting. This impressive bike is powered by a Bafang Mid M620 ULTRA 750Watt motor that will give you a top speed of 20 MPH without pedaling.
Last, but certainly not least, strap up your boots and get out there. Identifying turkey sign may not be as easy as finding deer sign in the woods, but if you know what you’re looking for, certain markers can clue you in on a big strutter’s whereabouts or a breeding flocks movement patterns. Using an E-Bike will most certainly get you to where you want to be undetected and in half the amount of time to help you bag a big ol’ longbeard this season.
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