In eastern co. the turkeys are limited to basically the river bottoms and there isn't alot of area so if they were otc there would be an army out there. There are lots of areas in the mountains that are otc but the turkeys are hard to find and have much more habitat. We can have one otc license and 2 if you draw a second one. The public areas out east are limited so they manage the hunters through the draw.
At least in my area there are far fewer turkeys the higher in elevation that you go. I'm at about 6500 ft. About ten years ago or so they began with 10 tags in the spring and i think now they are up to 30, so at least here it is a population issue.
Rather than spend my hard earned pennies on those cool Shoot-N-See targets or even the preprinted targets at sporting goods stores, I save a few bucks for weekend plinking sessions by using paper plates as targets. A 100 count pack of paper plates costs less than a 10 count pack of preprinted targets.
If you are playing with something like a semi auto AK, or building a young shooters confidence with a 22 or shotgun, those big eight inch blanks are perfect for putting holes in all...