2015 spring turkey season reports
I agree bird numbers are quite a bit down in the central region. The winters before had taken their toll but last winter was easy on them and #s were still light. I believe birds get pretty sick around march and there is a pretty good die off. It is the worst weather patterns for them, rain then cold. I also think this last year with farmers leaving so much corn out due to high moisture it molded when it got above freezing. Moldy corn equals dead birds. More people need to get out in the fall and thin the herds, but it is hard to when you have to pay the price for a 5 pound bird, better things to spend money on.
goodhuntin all! bring on September!!
sat last evening on some private land that I tagged a bird on during B, seen a small doe and had a raccoon try and ambush me but that went south fast. didn't hear or see a thing turkey wise. back out before dawn today and boy it was a bit chilly before sun up, didn't hear anything no gobbles, pretty boring until 8am and I thought I heard a faint gobble so picked up and moved that way quickly. sat back down and had 2 maybe 3 gobblers going in the thick swampy hardwoods, one must have been only 45yds out but I couldn't see um, had him responds to my calls so I shut up and waited, and waited and waited, they vanished, only saw one lone hen cluckin away, back at er in the AM, off to poygan for some eyes hopefully!