Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > General Hunting Forums > Turkey Hunting
 Making dusting areas, worth the effort? >

Making dusting areas, worth the effort?

Turkey Hunting Whether it's spring or fall doesn't matter to this bunch. Great tips on calling, bustin flocks, using blinds and more.

Making dusting areas, worth the effort?

Old 03-01-2005, 07:40 AM
  #1  
Giant Nontypical
Thread Starter
 
DougMD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Gambrills Md US
Posts: 6,080
Default Making dusting areas, worth the effort?

If you make a dusting area where none are around, will it be used? What if the soil is rocky, etc. would it be worth taking soil there, and if so, what kind and how big should it be, etc.

Thanks
DougMD is offline  
Old 03-01-2005, 07:59 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Port Hope Ontario Canada
Posts: 493
Default RE: Making dusting areas, worth the effort?

Probably not, most birds will have areas they like to dust, it`s easier to just find where they are dusting now. I`ve found that they use the same areas to dust most years.
Turk_man is offline  
Old 03-01-2005, 08:18 AM
  #3  
Giant Nontypical
Thread Starter
 
DougMD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Gambrills Md US
Posts: 6,080
Default RE: Making dusting areas, worth the effort?

Where I am at, there really aren't any natural, open dirt areas for them to dust.
DougMD is offline  
Old 03-01-2005, 11:15 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Port Hope Ontario Canada
Posts: 493
Default RE: Making dusting areas, worth the effort?

I`ve found birds dusting in the timber, alot of dusting areas are sheltered. They have to dust so their doing it somewhere. Find the spot then after the action cools in the morning go to that area, grap a seat and have a nap. They`ll show up eventually.
Turk_man is offline  
Old 03-01-2005, 03:59 PM
  #5  
 
turkeyhunter_15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Marion,Wisconsin
Posts: 1,403
Default RE: Making dusting areas, worth the effort?

Hens Frequent Dusting Area More So Then Toms. Look for dusting areas on top of lil knoles.
We have a sand pit near the farm the go there alot...mostly hens but sometimes a tom follows a hen in there. ive found some in an alfalfa-barley-peas field to.
turkeyhunter_15 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
usahoe18
Wildlife Management / Food Plots
5
02-26-2008 06:38 PM
buckhtr77
Bowhunting
1
02-14-2006 12:04 PM
rocksfan_1
Sporting Dogs
5
06-30-2005 04:00 AM
12 pointer
Turkey Hunting
8
03-05-2005 06:43 PM
Buckstopshere
Whitetail Deer Hunting
6
01-12-2003 05:08 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: Making dusting areas, worth the effort?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.