I spent the entire first week of PA chasing turks around the same three hollows, while everyone was reporting silent turks in the areas they were hunting.
There's one that got the drop on me 10 minutes after flydown opening day that hardly made a peep the rest of the week. Though too much ground and food availability changes roosting areas across the big woods year to year, I will start my first morning on that same little knoll this year to try that old longbeard again.
"So much of this business of hunting turkeys, you stupid it up right at the last.
You do everything right for an hour and a half, and then you sit down here
and there's nothing you can do about it, you made a mistake."
Tom Kelly, [i]Turkey Tales