Floods throw turkey season a curve

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It looks like this turkey season is starting out tough. It’s just not going to be good in some areas of Louisiana and I’ll be surprised if some areas don’t get shut down due to the flooding. It could be much worse. If it had hit in a month or so, it would have affected the hatch, so thank goodness that didn’t happen.

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 11.09.12 AMHere’s a quick look at the season dates followed by a map of the various areas open in Louisiana.
* Area A: March 26 – April 24
* Area B: March 26 – April 17
* Area C: March 26 – April 10

We went over to Mississippi Thursday afternoon and hunted. We got on a gobbler, but when he gobbled, it sounded like he was across some water and he wouldn’t come. We went around and got on the other side of him and he gobbled good and came towards us, but apparently he got in some more water and they just won’t hardly fly over water no matter how good a caller you are.

We are going to try it again over there the next few days.

A lot of people wonder what the turkeys do when their habitat floods. They don’t like to fly across water and they won’t fly very far, so a lot of times they will just sit in the trees for weeks if they have to. They can go from tree to tree and find bugs and stuff to eat. They are pretty resilient.

We’ll keep you up on how we do. Let us know how you are doing when you come in the store. We’d like to hear.

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