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.
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...