Of all the seasons I hunt, that KY Yute Turkey Season has been hands-down the biggest disappointment. In 12 seasons with two sons I've only been able to get 3 shooting attempts set up for the kids. One, Angus missed the shot. Another, I put him on the wrong side of the tree and the gobbler came up from behind and pranked us. The third? The gobbler was close enough, but bushes intervened. This is Angus' penultimate season as a yute, I was hoping the action we'd had the weekend before while we were scouting would carry over. Oh well.
I know a lot of gobblers have gone down in KY Yute Season over the years, but it always seems to hit us, up in the Trans-Bluegrass at just the wrong time. The gobs are usually as unreceptive as they get during the Spring. Usually the weekends to either side are awesome as far as gobbling is concerned, but there is no season open. Although we don't have it this year, that bye week between yute and spring gobbler is usually tremendous for producing hot flydown action. I always try to get out and scout that one, just to hear the hens and gobblers going at it.
The good news? That unhuntable bye-week is, due to the vagaries of the calendar, the Opening Weekend of KY Spring Gobbler Season this year. I'm stoked and so is Angus.