The next time I hear someone saying that they don't hunt fall turkeys because they're too easy and/or they are saving their tags for the spring season, I may give them a lecture on the spot. I have pursued autumn birds after school this week and this morning (Saturday) without hearing or seeing any. The cold weather, the poor hatch last spring, the heavy mast crop, and the supreme difficulty of going after mature gobblers or hens in the fall have combined to befuddle me.
I suppose I could try again somewhere this afternoon. Instead, I've decided to go climb a tree and try to kill a doe with my Parker Thunderhawk crossbow. It's going to be a warm, relatively speaking, evening so perhaps the deer will be moving.