Ohio starts Oct. 8th . Goes for 51 days ,,,,,,,,shotgun or archery .
Last Sunday evening I was glassing 8 longbeards as they fed in a mowed CRP field , after a storm. They were scattered about . Then this hawk came diving in a caught some little vermin for his supper . One of the old gobblers craned his neck and began walking straight toward the hawk . When they were about 20 feet apart the gobbler swelled up and lifted his wings and no doubt began his fighting purr , as his head was bobbing fore and aft . The hawk lifted his wings too , which prompted the gobbler to jump toward the hawk . The hawk looked rather puny next to that gobbler . He didn't hesitate to leave once the gobbler jumped toward him .
It was neat to witness this and it reminded me of the story one of those Kentucky boys told last spring about the hen that was fighting a hawk .