Good luck to all the youth hunters today!! This is the "Day of Days" for the young hunters. In my area right now the weather is cloudy as of 0545 and the birds in the yard are chirping. Wishing you all success and may the beards be heavy and the spurs long and sharp and show us some pics!!
Packed everything last night and was ready to get up at 4AM and take my son on his first youth hunt. Raining now and radar has heavier rain through 9AM. Did not want to make the hour drive north only to be washed out. Don't think my son would enjoy a soaker his first time out. Good news is I can hear some birds gobbling not to far off in the distance of our house. Will try our luck locally under the protection of a ground blind to stay dry. Good luck to all that are out.
Thought it was going to happen right off the bat. We had a gobbler answer our calls on the roost and he flew down about 150 yards away from us in the field. Should have been able to see the decoys plain as day where he was at. He stood their gobbling and strutting for a few minutes and then he slow strutted off. Heard a few birds throughout the morning, but never got one to work.