State wide. Afternoon birds are easy to kill with hens on the nest. If I strike a bird after 1 and get him talking I'm probably going to kill him. Cut off that afternoon harvest for a few weeks and more gobblers will live to bred hens in the morning or afternoon etc.Is your suggestion just public land or statewide???
When I started turkey hunting we had an afternoon cutoff. Bird numbers got high and then we went wide open. Now bird numbers are on the decline in a lot of places. I'm not saying it's the fix but it would help.
I heard a biologist say about turkey hunting can you imagine hunting any other game bird during their peak breeding season?? Shooting mallards in their courtship flights? It's kind of crazy. That's why we have to manage it better. The free-for-all isn't working.