if you've read some of my previous posts or replies , you'll recall that i stated that there were NO turkeys within 60 miles of where i grew up , and remained that way through the late '80s. i moved to where i live now for 2 reasons . one being that a well built home could be bought for a lot less than in the county i was from . and secondly to be near turkeys.
yesterday afternoon , on our way home from deer hunting, i saw a huge flock of WILD birds, on a farm about 4 miles from my home. must have been at least 75 birds. my youngest stepson and his friend were follwing me in another truck so i pulled over to ask if they saw the flock. they missed it but went back for a look. now the flock was at least 500 yards from the road , and the only safe place they could park put a small rise between them and the birds. so they grabbed the binocs and climbed into the truck bed to see over the rise. as soon as they stood up in the truck bed the birds all spooked and ran for the nearest cover. i'd call that WILD TURKEYS.
chris, my stepson, and i are hoping to INFECT his friend with turkey hunting as he has never been.
them flocks are growing in size every day now and the days are passing .
LADIES and GENTLEMEN spring season is drawing near. let me encourage you to get out now , while those flocks remain large, get close and take in the show. it's one of the best teaching/learning experiences for young and old turkey hunters , to be able to see the different ''body language'' and watch the birds as they make all the different calls , fight for the dominant position in the flock , and get it engrained into the mind as to the differences in hens and gobblers. maybe take a young hunter with you.