Uff, winter or what passes for it has arrived with gusto. Real gusto as in 25+ mph wind gusts and at least 2 inches of ice covering the ground. Vic and I tried some winter turkeying today. It was disheartening to think all the turkeys heard us enter the valleys and left long before we could see them. Ice and snow confuses a dog's nose so even Vic did not think there had been any turkeys around...
I'm thinking the birds will be in the woodlands due to all the fields being ice covered. There is no way turkeys can scratch any of that ice to get at the waste grain.
Shot a couple of pheasants yesterday that flushed out the willows and both had crops full of hoppers! so maybe the turkeys will be finding the same in grassy edges.
Anyone else still out hunting? Or just sitting in the easy chair developing some spring fever?
Hmm, if I were smart I'd be... Oh well, no one has ever accused me of being that.