I started hunting turkeys when it wasn't legal to hunt past noon and never took the time to focus on afternoon hunting. Then, the law changed where afternoon hunting was legal. A few years ago, after much encouragement from members on this board, I really started trying to concentrate on tagging a mature gobbler in the afternoon. So far, it just ain't happening for me. I'm really not sure what the deal is, but I have never even had a mature gobbler in range (that I know of) past noon. I almost get run over by jakes and have had plenty of curious hens come close to check me out, but no longbeards have come in at all. Patience is not much of an issue for me, because I can't move around as quickly as I once did and was forced to adapt to more of a waiting game on my turkey hunts. I have learned to sit tight, be as still as possible, and wait a stubborn gobbler out, but my lack of success past noon has become more than trying. I feel like the law of averages will eventually catch up and I'll get to notch a tag in the afternoon. I'm certainly not going to give up anytime soon either. I just need the breaks to go my way one of these days. Once the temperatures climb it gets harder and harder for me to maintain focus as I wait for something positive to happen.
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