Not only turkey hunting but you can put in for the spring draws in Arizona for Javelina. They have hunts for archery, hand guns archery or muzzleloader or HAM season, and one for regular rifle. The nice thing about the archery hunt is that quail season is still going on until the first weekend of February when the HAM season starts.
Well I guess I'm 3 years too late for this thread. I love Spring. It's my favorite time of year, yes even better than Fall. Just something about the weather clearing up, daylight getting longer, and vegitation greening up, birds singing in the cool morning before as sun begins to rise. The sounds of doves cooing off in the distance. The anticipaption of camping and rafting.
The best part.....after I mow the lawn on a warm clear late May afternoon right before dinner, the smell of fresh cut green grass and fresh lawnbark mulch in the air, then as the day winds down getting that faint hint of a charcoal grill getting started somewhere off in the distance, and that smell of grilling looming in the early evening air.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...