- Monday: freezing... couple of gobbles around 5:30 AM... then he headed in the opposite direction. Also, saw a lone hen.
- Tuesday: two of 'em were gobblin' like crazy around 5:30 AM... but I could not get them to come.
- Wednesday: got soaked. Saw 3 hens...zero gobblin' this morning.
Did not go out this morning when I got up at 4am its was really coming down. On Mon heard a couple of gobbles early then silence. I think they are roosting near hens and do not have to travel far to find them.I will try again Thurs-Fri.[confused]
Zone 8.Took a friend out Mon.Called in a jake with 5.5" beard 16#.His first bird.It came in silent.Only heard 2 gobbles from 2 different birds.Went out today know gobbles.Walked up on 4 toms in corn stubble at 10:00.Good-by.Sat from 10:30 to noon in another spot.11:30 had a good verbal battle with a hen,she came into the decoys.2 minutes to 12:00 Stood up to quit looked to my right,tom comming in 50yds.away,silent,know shot.To friends out hunting said they had 2 come in didn't gobble.Mabye all hell will break loose next wk.
I heard one gobbler at 5:30...There was another hunter about 50 yards from me over the hill. He was calling the gobbler but the bird ended up turning and I didn't hear him again after 6:30...Then the other hunter left and walked through my area so I moved to the other side of the mountain. I didn't hear or see anything over there. One more day to try for my first bird! I might have to go and buy another permit ......OR TWO..
Monday - Windy and Cold. Heard 1 gobble. Saw 2 single hens and a pair of jakes outta range right before 11am.
Thursday - Gobble's galore at first light to sunrise but the birds went away from us. Heard 1 shot at 7am and another at 7:45. Someone thinned the population. 7:46 some guy walks right through our spread. Gotta love public land hunting.
Monday - cold, birds were quiet nothing gobbling on the roost or answering the calls, had 5 birds 4 jakes and a long beard come in silent had no idea they were on there way in and I ended up spooking them
Thurs - Had 2 roosted in a tree about 20 yards behind me never new they were there until they scared the hell out of me when they flew off the roost...Im sure they saw me setting up..They never said a word...Also had an other bird going real good off the roost but I could not get him off of the plateau that he was up on...That bird most of gobbled 75-100 times he was gobbling at everything I was throwing at him...but he had his mind set that he wanted me to come to him...I had to leave the woods early for work..we'll see what happens on friday I have all day
The friend i took out on Monday and got his first bird went out to the same place by himself today and got a 21#-11"beard-1.5"spurs,talk about beginners luck!Had 4 jakes several hens the big guy he took and several more toms gobbling he didn't see.I didn't go[confused]
I hear ya Splitm... I usually have to start walking out of the woods around 9 AM.. so that I can get to work. Tomorrow is my last weekday hunt of the season. Then, its just Saturdays...which is good...because I can usually stay out to noon.
The gobblers have been avoiding me since opening day.
I was gonna head over to the same spot again. Do you mind? I don't wanna mess you up. I figure since there are plenty of hens back there... there has to be a freaking gobbler at least one of these days.
I think the way we set up is good...All the birds seem to be coming from behind those houses so if you set up where you were today and I'll go closer to the road one of us should get a chance at a Gobbler! Don't forget your GPS Lewis and Clark!!!
They were gobbling like crazy on the roost friday, but when they hit the ground all went quiet. Couldnt rouse a gobble after 7am. I called it quits at 11am. I'd had enough of staring at open woods and at 10:30 another hunter went walking through and he was calling every 5 mins trying to get birds to gobble. I'll try again next year. Its always nice getting into the woods, but now its time to pack the gear away until late July when archery deer scouting begins. Good luck to you all venturing out for C, D, E and the rest of G!