I can't help but think that the majority of the hens were bred before our season opened on the 19th of April . I base this soley on observations at the hunting area and farms between there and home , and farms around where I live .
Along with some bumpy weather , and an impressive amount of hunter pressure , and that big male coyote I saw out in the timber this morning . if I were a gobbler I'd be more cautious about broadcasting my presence to the world .
Just over an hour ago , as I neared home , I spotted a hen in a creek bottom field feeding . I slowed down for some gawking and there is also a gobbler in the field . They were 100 yards from the road ,,about 75 yards from the brush choked ditchline . Also they were about 60 -70 yards apart .
Toms head was brickred and all feathers down tight . He wasn't feeding , he seemed to be keeping tabs on the hen . He finally had enough of my presence and boogied toward cover . The hen did the same . Both taking their own shortest route to cover . He went in ,but after she reached cover she turned to run toward the tom , along the edge of the brush.
I don't think they are losing interest . It warmed up early . Then it stormed and rained over four inches . Then it got hot. And now it's cool and windy ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and they are turkeys !
I've heard them gobbling on and off the roost in June , like it was late March.