I just don't get the same itch to chase fall birds as much as I do the spring season. Don't get me wrong, if a birds happens to be dumb enough to cross my path while I'm out with my bow or scattergun, it'll have an arrow or some pellets sent its way! I guess I'm just too focused on deer and quail this time of year!
i am in the same boat as you gatorfan. Fall turkey hunting does just not make me go crazy like spring turkey hunting does. I did not even get a tag this year although I wanted to. School and work just kind of got in the way of chasing them around at all. At some point I plan on giving it a try but it has not happened yet. I take that back. I have tried it and even saw a turkey. I had a tag in my pocket when I killed my bear a couple years ago. During the packout a flock walked across the trail in front of me and I was actually nearly able to get a shot off but it didn't happen. That's the closest I have ever been to taking a fall turkey. Good luck to you and keep us posted on your hunt.
I guess that would be true. I have never set up on a roost in the fall but I am sure that they are talking right before, during and after flying down from the roost. That is a good point that I haven't really thought about for hunting them in the fall. This is just another reminder of why I should have gotten out there this fall and hunted these little boogers. Well, what can I say. Another chance to hunt missed. Darn it.
Well, ours starts this next weekend, so we'll see how many get taken. If I actually manage to get a deer with my rifle, I will pick up the bow again the next weekend. There will be a little overlap, and I would love to stick a turkey as it walked by my stand.....
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...