Open Country Toms

In open plains like South Dakota the main tools you have to work with is whatever the terrain offers.

Hunting South Dakota generally means you have the benefit of open country, and the obstacle of nearly continual wind. The birds are plentiful but extremely wary given the habitat.

The main tools you have to work with is whatever the terrain offers. Draws and ridges can be enough cover if you have the right trees to set up beside, especially if you have someone calling for you as Dave does here.

This becomes a game of strategy as you situate yourself in the best position possible without calling the birds' attention. Being patient and not over-calling can be difficult when the gobblers are just outside your range. Once you're busted the game resets, so plan your moves wisely. It's just you and the birds out here.


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