More than four years in the making, this new pattern works at both close and long range to disrupt the human form. David explains how effective this pattern is at any time of the day – in full sun where the contrast really performs to a hunter’s advantage and even as the sun is going down where the pattern mutes itself for a natural blend. Furthermore, he’ll talk about the process of creating a new pattern and the big shoes they have to fill with their existing popular and successful patterns.
David will then focus his attention on turkey hunting. Admittedly, he likes to be where the action is and prefers a run-and-gun hunting approach to turkey hunting. Rather than sitting and waiting for hours on end for a bird to come in, he works to find the turkeys that are vocal and willing to play the game. This not only makes for exciting hunts for him, but also for viewers when they relive his hunts on television. David tells Jim and Trav that hunters don’t have to be world class turkey callers to be great turkey hunters, they just need to be able to read the situation and know when to call, how to call, and when to move. Over-calling, or calling to loud, can be off-putting to birds, so David advises hunters to mimic or take queues from the hen or tom they are pursuing and base their calling off of how vocal those birds are. In addition, he cautions hunters not to get in a rut with their calls and instead work on changing up the rhythm and cadence so that they aren’t exactly the same each time. David will also talk about mistakes to avoid when turkey hunting this spring. Don’t miss this information packed interview with the one and only David Blanton of Realtree.