My son and I are in a popup blind in the edge of a small field in the woods. Last two times I was here, there was a gobbler right behind us but he moved off. I think hens are leading him away from my calls, so no calls, decoys or anything today. They'll want to come out in the field anyways.
Doing the same, it is raining but the pop-up ik keeping me dry. Won't need rain gear till the trip out.
Hens have come into the field 3 times now since 6 AM but everything is quiet.
They are calling for heavy rains to move in around 9 so here's hoping things puck up before the rain gets heavy.
Heard more gobbling today than any other day of the season, in the pouring rain. Almost closed the deal twice, but couldn't get a clear shot on one, and couldn't verify the beard on another. Turkey vest and all my calls are drenched, the benelli needs a good cleaning, and I loved every second of it. Back after them tomorrow!
Another late night last night, a rainy forecast and yesterday's miss weighing on my mind (I literally had a dream about missing turkeys!), all caused me to sleep in today as well. I'll be back at it soon (maybe tomorrow but I have my kid this weekend so I've got to watch the weather otherwise Monday).
There were a few gobblers going nuts around the field we were watching but they never showed; we had to leave at 8am. We did have a hen come through right in front of us. Going to our lease tonight to hunt in the morning!
Stayed in the truck through the down pouring rain this morning. It quit raining at 0740 so I unloaded the bike and headed in. A half mile in the back tire on my bike went flat so I pushed it back to the truck and got my spare bike out of the truck and headed in again. This was the second morning this season, yesterday and today, that I never heard a gobble. I did spend some time chatting with a hen though at one spot I stopped to call from.
I just got lucky with having the spare with me. I had my newest bike in the truck to take to the bike shop for a new derailer. It is skipping from one gear to the other when in the lowest gear so it needs fixed but still worked today in a pinch. The only problem is my spare, which I was riding today, doesn't have the heavy duty, green slime filled tubes and I had a flat. I used to have a flat about once a week until I installed the heavy duty tubes on my regular use bike. Once I started using the heavy duty tubes though I haven't had a flat in four year. I will be buying and putting the slime filled tubes in my spare bike's tires within the next few days.
Thankfully today I was only a half mile in when it went flat. Usually when I had a flat in the past I was three, four or even five or more miles from the truck.