There’s a big gobbler out there with my name on him, but so far he’s done me a lot like the ducks did earlier this year. I go one day and he’s roosting in one spot and comes down with a group of hens. I get all set up there and then the next day he’s roosting somewhere else with another group of hens. He has gobbled and gobbled, but I just haven’t gotten him in the right spot yet.
I’ve had him within 100 yards five times, but he still hasn’t gotten to ride in the back of my truck. I like it when they get to ride in the back of my truck. It’s about to get personal, but I’m going to get him. The law of averages are going to catch up with him.
We are going out to Texas this week and do some TV filming and they have more turkeys there than anywhere else I’ve ever been. They have a real liberal four turkey limit, too, so I’m looking forward to that.
Overall, it’s been kind of a slow start to turkey season. The flood has affected a lot of people and in the river bottoms, it’s scattered the turkeys.
It’s still a bit early with the gobblers hanging around with the hens, but any day now it should really get good. I’ve noticed that most of the activity has been in the morning. If you want to get out after them, that is the best time right now. In the afternoon, they aren’t even gobbling.
Remember to take extra precautions when turkey hunting. Know where your hunting partners are at all times and never, never pull that trigger unless you are sure of your target and that the bird is clear of others. No turkey is worth anybody getting hurt.
Be safe out there. And have fun!