Hard to believe the season is roughly only a month out - i've actually been noticing Tom's breaking away from the flocks in my area. No strutting or gobbling thus far that I have seen. Any one else?
Fox valley area
Struck out first period for the first time ever. Had very little time, hour here, hour there...made it tough. This morning I had 5 strutting at about 80 yards and had to go to work. Would have loved to wait them out. Frustrating but oh well. Next year I'm not applying for a period that has Easter weekend so that the weekend is free.
Had a exciting Saturday morning when another hunter flipped open his strutting Tom umbrella and proceeded to stalk my decoy I walked to 10 yards next to my decoy wide open yelling hunter here buddy was coughing loud the guy still kept crawling closer to within 50 yards I walked back to the edge of the woods before I got shot then he realized and quickly walked away
I ended up shooting one this afternoon about 2:30. Two came in strutting and gobbling.I sat the stand for a little more than an hour before I heard the first gobble. I was in the same area this morning and had some gobbling and getting closer when some coyote's started barking and yipping. Gobbler's shut right down and the coyotes never made an apperance. So I went back this afternoon an got the deal done.