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Turkey Hunting The Most Challenging Game

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Old April 14th, 2018
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Default big lake

Anyone out here in all this rain? Been here for a few days, but have yet to seal the deal.
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Turkeys have shut down here. Haven't seen them since the day before Easter
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My observations (for what they are worth):

Gobbling is happening. . .morning & even mid afternoon. NOT EVERY DAY! I've seen more movement between 4-7 pm than in the morning; birds do seem to begin moving mid/late morning more than in the am even though gobbling is happening. The gobble you hear will be the Boss Bird. . .jakes won't even fan at a decoy so everyone has had their egos crushed by him. The gobblers I've seen have come in silent; only had 1 gobble in front of me at 100 yards and the hen grabbed him up.

Hopefully you know where the birds are. . .it is ESSENTIAL that you get in before daylight & before they fly down. Be aware of the radar and go in between rain showers. I'm not a fan of sitting in the woods during high winds and thunder/lightning, but I do get in there. I pick my spot, set up and plan to spend the day. I may move once or twice, but I'm there the ENTIRE day!

Jake/hen decoys seem to be a deterrent right now; by delaying the season, the gobblers don't seem to interested in beating up a jake with a hen. Two weeks ago, different story. One hen decoy is working better for me.

Also, the gobblers are not happy with loud aggressive calling right now. . .at least on our lease which is in Northern Franklin Parish. The hens are still out there and the gobblers are looking for them.

With all this rain, I'm thinking some of the nests may be disrupted meaning more hens will move this week. May be interesting.

I'll be back at it in the am. . . .no birds killed on our lease to date. I plan to kill the first one. . . .

Good luck guys.
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Thanks for that report. Matches Big Lake activity. Even the retired locals are having a hard time this season so far.

I've been wearing hip boots, and even used my kayak in Big Roaring last week. One spot I've seen it at it's deepest, and this spring it set a new record.
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