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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Quiet (DEAD quiet) morning in 3A

Took a whirlwind trip to 3A...……….arrived about 4:00 PM Sunday to hunt Monday and scoot the 145 miles back home after lunchtime.

Mostly went to visit a couple good buddies that I hadn't seen for several years at turkey camp. I took a fellow who was also in camp out this morning. After raining all day and night, morning came up PERFECT for turkey hunting. We hit a piece of Tioga public that I have some familiarity with. Put about 3 miles on our boots and heard...……………….nothing. Only saw one hen dropping the whole 3 miles.

Between the other 5 guys in camp, a total of one bird which gobbled twice at considerable distance, was all that was heard.

Any idea if this was just a bad day that looked really good ?? Or are there that few birds up there this spring ??

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I can't speak to that Tioga stretch specifically, but I have absolutely had bad days that looked like they were going to be great just like you described. Suns up, temps never dip appreciably, winds are low and...no gobbling after fly down or at all. I can't imagine bird numbers have dipped that low that they simply aren't up there.
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I just got back from 3a in Potter for a couple days. It was the same 2 birds in the distance on fly and quiet rest of the day. We didn’t even see any in the fields as we drive around.
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Mercer County had 3 gobbling at 0540, daughter made sure a long beard got a ride in the truck at 0605
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Congratulations to her!!
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You have described this past Saturday, yesterday and today almost to the letter here where I"m at. Gobble on the roost 2 or three times then shut up. No gobbling late in the morning either. The past 2 days saw 2 gobblers together heads red. One lone one today his head was red. I'm not seeing any roaming hens either. There are gobblers in these areas I know for sure as I heard them before the season started and the pressure has been moderate. I will say it will turn around but vacation will end before it does for me, so the guys that hunt every day or guys that have vacation coming you will be okay.

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Took a whirlwind trip to 3A...……….arrived about 4:00 PM Sunday to hunt Monday and scoot the 145 miles back home after lunchtime.

Mostly went to visit a couple good buddies that I hadn't seen for several years at turkey camp. I took a fellow who was also in camp out this morning. After raining all day and night, morning came up PERFECT for turkey hunting. We hit a piece of Tioga public that I have some familiarity with. Put about 3 miles on our boots and heard...……………….nothing. Only saw one hen dropping the whole 3 miles.

Between the other 5 guys in camp, a total of one bird which gobbled twice at considerable distance, was all that was heard.

Any idea if this was just a bad day that looked really good ?? Or are there that few birds up there this spring ??
The dreaded hen curse now Strut. It will get better. Besides that glad to see how you and your guys make your camp work during any hunting season. Are your guys affected by the new opener of deer season?
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Mercer County had 3 gobbling at 0540, daughter made sure a long beard got a ride in the truck at 0605
Freakin’ sweet!
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Are your guys affected by the new opener of deer season?
Everyone who was in camp is affected...………. To a man, EVERYONE is overjoyed and embracing the change. Yep.
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That's the story of last season and now this season so far for me.


I kept telling myself it would heat up last year but it never did. Just got warmer temps, more foliage, more bugs, earlier starts and harder to wake up.

This year, if it stays bad during my next vacation I am liable to give up. Hunting silent turkeys isn't my thing.

Starting next Wednesday I am off through Memorial Day. Plenty of time for things to change...but I honestly don't have my hopes up.
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