Picked up a piece (300 ac.) of property to spring turkey hunt on! Must admit, never spring hunted such a spot. The piece I can hunt is about 1/2 of a big woodlot. The woods are a mixture of wide open
oaks& beech trees. It has very little ground cover. I'm talking oak & beach trees 2' at the butt. It does have a few ridges & flats.... The property looks like someone went thru with a tiller, scratching everywhere,old and new
. Even flushed a hen on my last scouting trip. I'm more excited about the potential for a great fall turkey spot ...BUT, spring???? Most of my spring spots have been farms,having fields, edges,creeks, logging roads and openings. ALL hardwoods?
Don't know if it's a good thing ,or a bad thing....... The other half of this block has no hunting pressure.
IMy game plan is to get in early,go deep and set up on a flat and do a little cold calling. I'm thinking ,here in central Va. the turkeys may still be ganged up a bit and may just have a gang of hens feed by,dragging Mr. Big along behind em. The other thought is later in the season,when the hens are gone, the gobblers may travel thru looking for hens....
You thoughts on hunting BIG wood lots in the spring
You guys hunt such spots in the spring??????