Late Season Gobblers

Sweat matted hair and a soaked hat, the silence of the woods only broken by the buzzing of flies signals the frustrations of the latter part of turkey season for so many. Silent and call-shy birds, the once vibrant sounding woods greets hunters with painful silence. Yard work piling up, spring youth sports for some people, and excellent fishing are tough to compete with toward the end of turkey season. Turkeys know we are after them, however, and late spring, like late in the deer season, is when the biggest birds to fall to those willing to mix up their approach and stay persistent. Some give up completely, eating their tags for another year.