Yeah, I told my Dad he needs to participate. He was sitting in his treestand last year during deer season when a group of about 20 birds waddled through the orchard he was in, and hopped up into a tree 50 yards away to roost.
And go figure, he still has never turkey hunted. I tell him every year he should go out, since he knows where they are, and has permission at some other farms. He still says he's too busy coaching softball in the spring to go, and there is no fall season.
I like the idea. here in Colorado with units that have very few permits something like that could give a lot better idea on how far they have spread out and how many are really around. Much better than just harvest data alone.
Deer hunters spend so much time trying to pattern deer that we forget that we also can be "patterned." After all, most of us hunt the same days and the same hours, so it isn't difficult for deer to figure us out.
While we would never recommend giving up hunting the traditional moving times for deer -- early morning and late evening -- it's important to keep in mind that deer will move at other times of the day. Sometimes hunting through lunch, or getting in your stand earlier than usual for an...