Jerry Payne West Virginia DNR Police Officer says "If you hear a bird, it may not be within range at that point and it may take some time to get into range so you want to make sure you're comfortable and you have something protecting your back."
"There's no blaze orange, but there are other colors you don't want to wear."
"There's danger colors you don't want to wear because turkeys have them, you don't want to wear white because turkeys have white, you don't want to wear blue because turkeys have blue. Black is a big problem because a turkey coming through the woods in the morning will look black and those are colors you definitely want to avoid." says Payne.
"Turkeys you call in, so you're actually involved in the process. That can make you more interactive with the bird, but also more interactive with hunters."
"Turkey hunting, when done properly, is extremely safe, it's when people do the wrong thing, they get into trouble. If they see your movement, you're dressed in cammo and people see movement, sometimes they may shoot instead of making sure because in the spring, it's a bearded turkey, so the bird has to have a beard and, unfortunately, some people will shoot first and then check."
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