We were in the process of moving from Illinois to South Carolina, so my time in the woods was somewhat limited but the early season flooding that moved the flocks we'd been seeing was probably not good news for the hatch.
Traditional hatch areas were covered with water late into the season. In years past when that's happened, the hatch has been poor. Hopefully, the hens found some higher ground this year.
Illinois harvest numbers were down this spring for the 3rd year in a row. Hopefully, the hatch will improve and turkey numbers will start to rebound.
"If he's out of range, it just means that he has another day and so do you."