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Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by Randy1974, Dec 13, 2016.
just wondering what are the season dates for the 2017 spring season
April 15-May 7.
An it cant come soon enough. I have thought about heading out and trying to kill one with my bow since im about of out deer tags. I have 1 doe tag left. Just to get me by till spring. But I would rather wait and here them gobble and work in the spring..... Counting the days.
Same here much rather kill one in the spring !!!
Time will fly until they start gobbling good and we start to see gobblers strutting. March, the longest month of the year!
i live in Ohio and make the trip to ky to hunt turkeys every year i noticed last few years in ky and Ohio birds were getting THIN we had a good hatch here but we will still Be thin on gobblers should be lots of hens and jakes. (I'M GLAD WE HAD A GOOD HATCH WE NEEDED IT!!!!)
You are right. But there is usually mushrooms starting to come up around march so that kinda helps the fever till opener.
I am still seeing plenty of birds and have had success the last few years just as all the rest. But i also think there arent as many birds in some of the areas i hunt as years before. I still get it done but i have to work harder. An no paticular reasons why. One of my best places has really went down the last 3 or 4 years. Havent killed a bird on it in 3 years i know. An years ago i would tag out on that farm every year with ease if i wanted too. There just not there anymore. An nothing has really changed like i said.. It went from having 15 to 20 birds gobbling on the roost every morning from march till may to nothing for weeks at a time. In just a few years. Its a large place prolly 400 acres of mostly timber and some small firld. An its not over hunted. My dad an i are the only ones who have hunted it that i know of for years. Hope they come back because its still my favorite place to hunt because of all the memorys i made there years ago when i only had a spot or 2 to hunt. Water,food,and cover is still there just no birds. But i can drive down the road 15 miles to another spot i hunt and its as good as its every been.
It's the bird flu. Lol..
I think the population is coming back,there was a few years it was down.It was rumored a disease was killing off some turkeys two or three years ago.I've seen more out in the fields this summer and fall than I had seen the last few years.Maybe a good sign
On a side note, opening weekend is also Easter. Let the grumbling begin.
lol...some things you can just count on
I work weekend's and have Easter weekend off great for me just wait n on April