Lower-than-average temperatures earlier in the week did not prevent wild turkeys from following spring weekdays.
Dispersal is underway, and the chickens are beginning to look for favorable nesting sites. While large flocks can still be seen, feeding patterns and moods will begin to change as the vegetation appears to provide new food sources.
Hunters hoping to succeed early in the upcoming season should consider exploring in the coming weeks. Listening to food early in the morning is probably the best way to find turkeys. If a person has good hearing, this can often be done near the road. With a minimum amount of foliage in the forest, hunters should refrain from hiking in the woods, as turkeys are easy to squeeze out of the area.
Although various locator calls are available to get the crowd to report their presence, they are not needed for those who have patience. Listening in terms of a quiet morning will give the hunter an idea of how many turkeys are in the area. Knowing where roosters are crowing and hounds are barking in the hunting area can allow the hunter to better understand the range of their auditory abilities.
The youth season in Turkey will take place on Saturday, and the weather forecast looks quite favorable. Layered clothing will allow teachers and young people to feel comfortable at dawn, but can hunt until noon if necessary.
As mentioned earlier, patience is paramount when it comes to turkey hunting. Staying in the area, despite the lack of food after takeoff, allows you to be there when things change. By design, chickens quickly gather around food in the morning to breed and interact with the flock. Given his harem and love, there are few reasons to eat once this happens. If the chickens start stealthily moving away from the food in the middle of the morning, he will start eating again, which gives him a better chance of causing it.
It is much better to take a nap in the woods than to return home, because the sound of a long beard will quickly wake up a sleeping hunter. Given that young hunters can only have one day in the woods, it is important to plan to use every minute of legal time to shoot.
Lack of vegetation will force hunters to be conservative in their movements so as not to scare the noisy birds. Last season, due to property restrictions, I was forced to settle much further than I would have liked to eat turkeys several times. Not being able to move, I had no choice but to be patient and call every 10-15 minutes. Twice I’ve managed to get birds to fly more than 500 yards to investigate my calls, although if possible I prefer to be within a few hundred yards when setting up a voice bird.
You should pay attention to the configured place of the call, as it is difficult to configure as soon as the player begins to respond. Extensive cover, in addition to good camouflage, is necessary to hide the teacher and the youth. Using the terrain so that the responding bird is within range of the gun before seeing the source of the calls will help prevent them from dropping the tube and falling out of the arrow.
While the obvious goal is to point out Tom, spending a day in the woods with young people should not be ignored as a success in itself.
- It takes some time to get used to the new early trout opening day. Because the opening day comes two weeks before the tradition, the stocking season also took place earlier than in the past. A check of the stocking list on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website found that several of my favorite streams have already received their second and final stock.
If you plan to spend some time fishing for trout this season, I would recommend you do so as soon as the number of trout starts to decrease with the onset of spring.