Last year, a terrible drought stricken spring led to a poor turkey season, but two days before spring season opened, I “shot” these pictures of a nice, gobbler that responded to my calling. My “hide” was a good one, he came within ten feet of me and these were the best shots” that I had all season.
However, this morning at sun up, the 2010 spring turkey season opens in Mills County, Texas. The big, birds have been moving around and, during my scouts, I’ve heard scattered gobbling. It looks like this year the State has gotten it right, timing the opening day with the breeding season.
As this is posted, with two decoys out, I’ll be scrooched into a hide along a creek on the southeast side of my ranch. Turkeys have been roosting along this creek and maybe today I will entice a gobbler?
Hope springs eternal!