The Youth/LTH weekend was good. Sat was the better day weather wise, Sun morning was good, then started raining about noon and continued till late Sun evening. The birds still weren't busted up very much, if you had birds on your farm you did ok, if not it was a difficult hunt. My farm had the Jakes on it, didn't see a gobbler or a hen all weekend. I called 4 Jakes in that busted us before my two hunters could get a shot at them. Randy's farm had all the hens and gobblers on it, that's where the corn was and the farmer had spread fresh cow manure on his cut corn field. Randy called in 5 different gobblers for his hunters. They missed four of them before noon at ranges from 18-27 yards. One of his hunters finally connected with gobbler at 5:30, a nice 24# with 9-3/4" beard and 1" spurs. Sun morning we didn't have a hunter, but about noon one called us and asked if he could still hunt, so out we went and only got about an hour into the hunt before the sky opened up and we got rained out. Not sure of how many birds were taken as of yet, but I know that Sat we had 10 as of noon, with only one Jake taken?
WI Youth & LTH Mentor
Dodge Co. NWTF