I finally heard some birds near home yesterday before work and last evening while me and both my sons were loading up my truck for a long weekend hunting and fishing in NY I mentioned the fact that I heard them. My youngest son left to go home about roosting time and he stopped by the property and hooted and got a gobble. He called me up and we made plans for a quick one this morning. We got in early and half hour later the symphony began. A couple of tree calls and turkeys began dropping out of the trees like crazy. Three longbeards and no telling how many jakes...they just kept coming. Didn't here or see one hen.
I was not in good shooting position as the birds approached, but my son was and he crushed one of the longbeards at twenty yards.
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-- Andrew Ford
It's a weird year. This is the second time this spring I've seen a bunch of Gobblers and jakes together all in one spot and not a bird in all the other perfect turkey woods. It's like they never broke up.