It appears that the long, wet winter even has the turkeys a bit sluggish this spring. The turkey season in Mississippi opened up last weekend and hunters reported that the cold weather and rain have the turkeys a little behind where they normally would be.
They are gobbling, but mostly at each other, and aren’t really interested in the hens right now. With a few weeks of warm weather, that should change. Hopefully that will happen before the Louisiana season opener on March 18. Turkey season in Texas opens April 4. Turkey hunters do travel a lot to hunt and so we’ll be giving reports from area states as well as Louisiana this spring.
Make sure you take time to get your gear in order now. Don’t wait until the season is about to start. And as always, keep safety at the forefront of everything you do outdoors.
As I said, when we have a few pretty days and the woods start to green up a bit, we’ll start seeing and hearing more turkeys. And we’ll be talking about it right here. Stay tuned.