Well, this year I seen a tom in full strut with a hen almost a month before season. Yet last week while hunting, I heard ZERO gobbles but seen a tom chasing two hens and he was puffing up a little (not quite fully strutting).
Now, last year, I was knee deep in gobbling toms the first two weeks of season. Both a friend of mine and myself killed birds that ran full blast in on our calls/decoys.
So, has it just been a bad year due to weather or something? Or do the birds usually hit peak earlier in the month every year? From my experience, last year was perfect for Indiana's season. This year, it sucked.
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