That’s been my experience the last 2 seasons where I hunt 4B. A buddy lives off the end of a point I hunt and he’s had trail camera pictures of 2 different longbeards and a jake during the season, but I’ve not heard them any of the 4 days I’ve hunted there. One of them has a nice set of spurs, so thinking at least 3 year old that’s not talking much.
I’ve assumed it’s due to bad weather affecting the last couple hatches. We had a similar situation in 2G for a couple years and this year there’s been more gobbling and birds. 2 years ago that area was very dry and we figure we had a good year class of birds. Just our observations and assumptions.