Parrey Cremeans | Mossy Oak ProStaff
We do have some eastern gobblers in California, but they aren’t recognized as eastern turkeys by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). We have a property in Ohio that we primarily use for our eastern hunts. Generally we have a 3-day, one-bird hunt in Ohio, but you can add on extra turkeys if you choose to do so.
Turkey hunting in various parts of the country can be somewhat of a hassle if you don’t know someone or haven’t hunted with someone who lives in that region. So, Just for Hunting tries to be your friend waiting for you once you reach your destination. We will have already scouted the property, we’ll know where the birds are gobbling, and we will have identified the places where the turkeys are most likely to show up. However, turkeys are still turkeys; they don’t always show up where they’re supposed to do so. That’s why we call it turkey hunting, rather than turkey shooting.
The good news is that these turkeys are living around and on agricultural fields, they have very little if any hunting pressure, and they’re much more receptive to answering a call than turkeys will be on public lands or hunting club property. These toms generally are heavier than those birds you find in the South and much more vocal than the turkeys in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. So, if you’re hoping to enjoy a great eastern hunt, our Ohio hunt may be just what you need.
Parrey Cremeans of Redding California is a Mossy Oak ProStaff Regional Manager, a position he has held for 10 years. He works as a guide with Just for Hunting in northern California, a company that has been in business since 2004.