When do the ringnecks start to blow the airhorn (crow)? last year i was hearing them doing it in March and haven't heard a single one yet this year. But not sure if last year was a fluke?
Well, you can hear a random cackle or two almost year-round. During the fall hunting season I tend to hear them the most early in the morning (before most small game hunters are at the fields), particularly on crisp, cold mornings for some reason. This Spring I've been hearing cackling more frequently in the last week or two. Matter of fact, I heard a rooster cackle every morning so far this week.
I know on the farm I often Spring gobbler hunt (and we release pheasants on in the fall) I've heard them regularly each morning for the first week or two of gobbler season. I once watched five roosters cackling and strutting about in a green field together trying to attract any hens.
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