I'm the same as trust me I know where a few are always at old coverts that are getting to mature as time goes on. If it was not for that I would sell out, I travel to hunt The U.P. every fall. Right now I'm in Nebraska hunting sharp tail and prairie chickens. When I was young in the early 90's birds where, every where I hunted that is why I wanted a dog figured it would be easy hunting was I fooled lol. But as the turkey, hawks, owls, etc. pop. climb the birds have gone away. i think it's mostly the timber in general is to mature, the reason I say that is I DON'T find turkey or sign of turkey where I find good numbers of grouse. Good coverts are not what turkey prefer, when they are good sized not the one bird kind of cover.