What a great year of hunting, the weather mostly cooperated both for bird recruitment and during the season. There are more game birds across the landscape of Wisconsin than I have ever seen. The spring turkey season should be outstanding. I think WI now has the largest turkey population in the country and fewest hunters. We ended the fall season with 42,002 unsold tags...
So many tags so little time.
I have a tradition of hunting the final minutes of every season as a way to reflect and say goodbye to its blessings. I also believe by doing this I'll have good luck in the future seasons. Here is a picture of the final view of turkey season 2012.
We had just flushed about 50 turkeys off into the sunset to roost. I waved goodbye while Vic barked a goodbye.
2012 was a great season, Vic became more polished, I learned a lot as usual especially about winter turkey hunting with a turkey dog, it is very challenging to say the least. We are thankful for a very bountiful turkey harvest and after a few days of rest I will begin to obsess over the arrival of season 2013.
Anyone else with final thoughts and experiences of 2012 to share?
Happy hunting in the New Year everyone.
If you agree with me call it fact; if you disagree - call it my opinion.
After all - we are talking turkey.