Sorry to hear about the rough season, and especially the reports of possible low numbers of birds. I did not hunt Id. this year, but had a wonderful time last year in 07 spring. Can't remember the unit #, but was hunting in the Lowell area just off U.S.12. I was hunting with my brother Dale,who fortunately for myself was a big game guide in the area for 15 yrs. We heard a lot of gobbles, but man , that was what I call an extreme turkey hunt! Elevation changes from 1500' to 3000', and the brush! My goodness, I've never seen anything like it before,and I grew up in W.Va. with sawbriars and honeysuckle. It was great! After 5 days of chasin em', using my box call, I finally found a drainage that was just loaded with toms, with a south facing clear cut. After I decided which one I wanted to go after my brother simply stated, " Good choice bro, cause I know where he wants to go and strut!",and with that we dove off over the mountain at a double time pace, stopping every 200 or so yrds. to check his attitude. Every time I would stop to check the tom and catch my breath, their would be one or two more gobblers answering, and by the time we had moved 1500 yards and was at the strut zone, there must have been at least 10 gobblers barking at my calls and they were closing fast. They were coming from every direction, and I mean fast. The one I eventually baptized with buckshot, came running from behind me so fast that I was lookin' to see if he was wearing track shoes! His speed through the brush didn't allow for a kill shot, but he headed straight for the original tom I had struck up, who was now in front of us at about 60 yds. No clear shot available, but was that a great fight to witness! After clearly establishing his dominance, the track star came running back to claim his hen, only to succumb to a 3" Winchester extreme at 15 yards. 24lbs. 11" beard and 11/4 hooks. I've been huntin' turks a long time, but that was the best hunt of my life thus far. Sorry so long winded fella's, hope ya enjoy the pic.
GOOD LUCK, GOD BLESS, AND STAY SAFE