I attended the seminars at Bass Pro this past weekend and it just got me that much more pumped up. I got a new turkey vest and an owl locater call. As expected, most of the talks were more or less aimed at getting turkey neophytes (like myself) to purchase gear. Wayne Carlton was a pleasant break from the rythem though. He was hilarious and very informative. If anyone ever gets a chance to hear him speak I would definitely do it.
Can't wait to try to better my first ever turkey from last year.
Well you're one up on me because I haven't been able to get out and scout just yet. With my current course load it's looking like opening weekend is going to be the start of my scouting. Last year I learned that it's those couple weeks in that start to get real interesting. Although the warm weather we were experiencing there for awhile got me kind of nervous. Especially after I heard rumors of birds already displaying in full strut.
Thanks goodness for the snow this past week... it'll put the birds back in check hopefuly long enough for the season to begin.
Anybody got any updates on what the birds are up to in different parts of the state?
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.