This morning, I drove to our Monroe County, West Virginia land to hunt on the final day of spring gobbler season. On my first visit to the land, I heard five different gobblers, so I had hopes that this outing would prove fruitful.
I was able to call in two turkeys over the course of the morning, but they were both hens. In fact, on the last two Saturdays of the season, I called in a total of four hens, but no gobblers.
Turkey hunting is often a perplexing pastime, but these last two Saturdays have been overly so. Where did all the gobblers on the mountain go? I heard not a single one the last three visits. Why didn't any of those hens have a tom in tow?
Anyway, though my Virginia and Tennessee seasons went well, I blanked in West Virginia and don't really understand why.