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
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...