I applied for this zone for the fall season. The spring part of the season I'll be in zone 14. If I get a chance to get to one of the offices perhaps I can pick up an additonal permit for zone 2 for the spring hunt.
I heard a few on opening day of trout. I'm gonna be hunting up there on saturdays with a member of my hunting club. I didn't know he had that permit until our game dinner the other night. It turns out, he is the vice pres of NWTF in New Jersey. I'm a decent turkey hunter but it can't hurt to hunt with a guy like that!!
Rain seems to keep them down if it's a downpour. I hunted once where it was thundering and the birds were gobbling each time it thundered--pretty cool. However, when the rain came the birds disappeared.
If its raining real hard they may stay on the roost a little longer..They also seem to spend more time in the fields and open woods when its raining..I think because they have a tuff time hearing danger with the rain falling..they stay in the open and depend more on there eyesight then ears