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Gobbling like music to the ear!

The wild turkeys were gobbling wide open nearly every morning last week. That, my friends, is music to the ear. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Youth season opens on Saturday, April 5. Be in the woods before sunrise, you won’t be sorry. Take a kid hunting, and get them away from all the cell phones, and computers. It will pay off in the long run.

You only have a short time left to make sure all your turkey hunting equipment is ready. Believe me, opening morning, isn’t the time to find out you don’t have shells, or your gun needs to be oiled, or your calls need sanding. Do it now!

According to all I’ve been told and read, we should have a fairto good turkey flock to hunt from. Even if it was poor, it is still worth the time to hunt.

Our regular season starts on Saturday, April 12. Between now and the 5th we need to be doing our scouting, and do it well. You would be surprised how much a little scouting can help.

Remember in the mountains, you need to find a way to get to where the turkeys are. I always stand on my porch around daylight and just listen. Then later in the day, make my way toward where I heard the gobbling.

It is illegal in Kentucky to bait or use anything other than a locater call 30 days before season opens. I could never understand either law, one, the longbeards are not interested in food, they want a girlfriend, and two, you are not going to be calling a gobbler in no matter how good you are at calling, because he is surrounded by hens, and I know for a fact, when he is looking at the real thing, you just as well shut up.

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