my main property is 700 acres. I talked to the deer hunter and he said that he never sees turkeys in the fall and winter. The property is perfect spring habitat and up to March 4th, there wasnt a turkey track on it. not a scratch, not a feather, not a gobbling bird. I have 4 trail cameras set strategically along 7 agricultural fields and giant old growth timber and have no human interference except for a tractor or 2 once or twice every week and still got no pictures.....March 8th I went to listen and had one bird on my main road (the last place i expected one) and he gobbled 35 times on the limb and on the way out I saw strut marks and lots of tracks just down that one road. Its amazing how the trigger in the amount of daylight and warmth in the days can just make the hens find their spring ground and the gobblers to start doin their thing. One minute my property is a ghost town, the next....its a sanctuary for long legged swamp chickens. my season starts march 15 so basically it only happened in a little over a week right before season. being that your season is a month away and that state biologists set seasons based on spring breeding activity of the wild turkey....id say you need to just keep this place on lock, keep looking for sign and eventually you will wind up knowing your turkey populations exact habits and their fall to spring transition period. they ARE there! Good luck!
I like 'em close.....I mean REAL close.