Congrats to all involved in the youth hunt. Let's start with Period A and follow the season with Hunting reports, conditions, pics of birds killed. Good luck to everyone!
2017 Bird Reports
Last night the turkeys did everything to stay away from the decoys. So set them up a bit farther. 600 am today in heavy rain heard gobbling. 3 jakes come out and pounded the snot out of the tom decoy. Another 4 an hour later danced around the downed decoy. Seen atot as l of 25today.The strutting started early in the woods and had activity until the ice pellets started. I am glad we went. No long beards appeared near blind but jakes were within 15 ft looking for hens. Healthy big birds with 4 inch goatee. Seen a bedded albino deer too.
Late report from last weekend. Got this tom when 2 tom's came into my decoys, a jake and hen, about 9 am in zone 2 on Saturday April 22. There was not much gobbling before that and I heard a gobble behind me about a half hour earlier but I thought he was alone. I didn't call back and just sat silent. They came in silent and got 1 at about 30 yds. The other one came over and pecked at him and then jumped on him before I stepped out of the tree line. I had to go get him because a turkey vulture was circling overhead and looking for lunch. 18 lbs, 10" beard, and 1" spurs. It was a fun morning!
Hey Tim T
Hey were hunting here....but the weather is awful...and the activity isn't much better...they have lock beak...can't speak...but the one thing we are getting with no problem at all is wet...we are going out now for evening hunt...hopefully we can report good luck...take care and shoot straight to all hunters...this is my bird from last year and my buddy's in december
Strange A Period this year. Saw fewer birds than most years. Saw jakes strutting for harems... not a tom in sight. Did manage to pull in 2 toms in Waupaca Co on Sunday for my buddy's son, but no harvest to report. He had a great time in any event and it was good to see him savoring every minute of the day.
Hunted this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Juneau county. Friday and Sunday there was little to no gobbling or action of any kind. Saturday the birds were going crazy. Our 2 young hunters in camp saw a total of 7 different toms and a number of hens. They each took a tom that morning.
Planted 250 various tress on two properties, got some other project completed and had a great deep fried turkey dinner Saturday night. A great weekend all the way around.