I am completely bamboozled by what myself and he guys I hunt with are experiencing so far this season. At the end of last year many of the covers if not all that we hunt routinely all had good numbers of birds. The last 20 hunts or so, we averaged moving around 8 birds a trip. The most we took from any one cover was 2 birds as we try to always leave as many unharmed as possible to ensure good hunting for future seasons. So far this season has been a total bust. Today we hunted a place where last year on our last hunt in there we moved 8 birds in one afternoon and killed one. Today Zero, and this has been the norm all season so far. Places where birds were plentiful last year, there are none to be found. We turkey hunt in these same areas and there were plenty of drumming birds last spring. The habitat literally could not be any better as well. My question to the guys on here with far more years under their belt than me, is simple. What in the world is going on? Are the birds concentrated in some random food source (beech nuts, acorns) which has pulled them from their normal haunts? Did something happen which wiped out the population? I'm not one to believe in disease etc, but this bizarre and I have no answers as to what's going on.