None of my cameras have gotten a gobbler in over two weeks. Believe they have gone to corn off the property, same as several years in the past. That's where I will hear shots opening morning. Wish those baiters would just go buy them a turkey.
In the fifties with wind, Not a turkey day for me. Especially when my cameras are not getting any turkeys. Noticed the birds were not too active around the house today either. Cameras are still getting bucks with antlers.
We took out a large loquat tree, Sapsuckers had girdled the trunk and it was dying. Photo it of one limb. The trunk was almost completely girdled. Tree wasn't getting enough from the ground to keep it alive. Now, hope they don't take to my other two.
In Miller co yesterday. Saw a gobbler and hen in a field next to us. and One hen at our gate. Rabbits were out everywhere. Predator control during season must have helped the bunnies. Hope it helps the turkeys and deer too. Had wind gust up to 30 mph they say, and I believe it could have been more. The wind put some small dead trees down in the roads, they never fall the other way. Local farms are irrigating, the woods will dry up in two weeks or less. Happens every year. Still not enough turkey sign in our woods to get me excited enough to get up before light.
Saw a gobbler today, not much to him, probably a 2 year old. Maybe an 8 inch beard and small body. Seems to be the only gobbler visiting the two or three hens nesting on our property. Camera's showing bucks have dropped antlers. Aired tractor tires, checked oil, plots etc. Just a good day.
Still no gobbler. Been a few times with no luck. No gobbles, nothing but hens on our place. Saw one gobbler, but he was across the line. About to give up, then today. Spypoint camera sends a photo of a gobbler passing the camera. Bet he kept going and wont be hanging around. But I may go a couple more times, just to be in the woods.
Not seeing much turkey sign in our woods, had almost given up on turkeys. But to give it one more try, went yesterday. I was shocked, Right after sunrise, a white turkey hen came out into a field, and went on. About 8:30, heard some tree yelping, then had three jakes fly down in front of me. I never knew they were there. Saw another hen cross the field. Then around 10 am, noticed a hen coming into the field followed by a mature tom. Not using a decoy, I called to him but he didn't respond. Around 10:30 the hen left him. Then it took me until 11:30 or so to call him in range. I didn't pull the trigger until it was noticed he was fixing to leave. 11 inch beard.