I agree Charlie, its been a phenomenal year in WI. There are more gobbling birds this year than I've seen in the past 3 combined. Driving around on a rainy day or early morning/late afternoon you see birds everywhere. Public land, private land, if it's good habitat it has turkeys in it this year. Still, I keep running into hunters in town or while taking with landowners who are buying into the "it was a hard winter, numbers are down" spin from earlier this year. Although to be honest I don't think these guys are getting out of their comfort zones much. The standard "We've been hunting this cornfield for two weeks and haven't heard any gobbles or seen anything come into our decoys" type stories. Kind of begs the question why they are still hunting that field huh? All I can do is just shake my head.
If the number of hens I have seen are any indication, if we can get some dryer, warmer weather here for the rest of May and June this fall should be excellent.