I forgot to add, seen lots of tracks/feathers where I bagged mine last year.
Work has kept me out of the woods alot recently, but I haven't heard any gobbling, didn't see any strut zones.
Any reports of toms starting the spring dance yet?
Ya, two weeks ago they were struttin and gobbling in my area. I can't even concentrate in class right now. Can't wait to get out there.
My first hunt of the year is gonna be a bivy hunt so we'll see how it goes. In turkey hunting they say there are the "masters of set-ups" and the "run-and-gunners". This is gonna be like the most extreme run and gun turk hunt ever. ha
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...