Turkey season has come back in here in Virginia, and I am still struggling to find birds. Most day, I have been hunting before and after teaching school and just can't seem to locate flocks.
The exception this week was that I found a flock two straight days, but they were across the property boundary. I sat and watched them on the roost just 40 yards away. The sweet hen sounds I sent their way were ignored as were the amped up mad hen yelps I tried next.
This morning (Saturday) I am packed and ready to go, but it is raining as I write, and the forecast is for rain all day here in Botetourt and surrounding counties. I had hoped to drive to Franklin County, but the forecast is for rain there, too. A heavy acorn crop, a poor hatch, precipitation, and random bad luck have conspired against me so far. Thank goodness for Sunday hunting, and a day in the woods tomorrow.