turkey junky wrote:i would love to be apart of the hunt but the areas you hunted last season seemed to be not to productive last season in that neck of WI woods??? i hunted the 4th season last yr & in SW WI & my father & i both green to the WI turkey woods both managed to kill mature gobblers so id lean towards the 4th season for ease of secureing a tag & for the breeding activity of the birds??? im game for whatever???
The areas we hunted last spring were very productive, but the hunters weren't successful
, Tree Rooster got one on Fri. and missed one Sun. He had birds every day that he could of taken, but choose to pass. Scoot had birds 3 days that came in, but was set up wrong for the shot, he also had a couple of rookie hunters that goofed him up on birds he was working. Randy passed up 2 birds opening day, to let his hunters have a chance at them, and got goofed up the last day twice on birds that were coming in, one by the neighbor kid on his 4 wheeler, and the other by a family on bicycles out on the road. Shane got his Sat. Fan Club was the only hunter that didn't have a chance to pull the trigger on a bird. We bumped two birds Fri. by trying to move too close, and the 3rd bird went out the other end with some hens, and Sat they were across the road and wouldn't come over. Myself, I missed a bird Weds, then gave Scoot that area, and took Fan Club to a new spot, there we bumped the two Gobblers and the other left out the other end of the woods with the hens. Sat. we split up and I headed to the back of the land, and was working a Gobbler when another came in behind me silent and busted me
. We took two Gobblers out of five guys, and could of had 5. Which is about what WI has for a success ratio, 20%. The birds were there, but we just made mistakes that cost us.