I'll be out as long as I can take it. I'll be sitting in the woods by 4:30 AM... I'm gonna start yelping loud around 6:30 or so.... if no response by 8... then I'm heading for the powerline clearings to try... then home.
I went out,harvested a 14 lb Jake, 5 inch beard. I know that it isn't a great bird but this is the first bird that I called in myself,and I called him from a good distance. I only started hunting turkey 3 years ago and I didn't get out much last year,I shot a bird my first year out but my cousin called it for me,man it was exciting I was shaking like a leaf in the wind as it got closer. Man,what a great morning!!!!!!
I think that I was the only hunter out in zone 9,I didn't see any other hunters on any of the state land that I was hunting.