Late spring may affect turkey hunters
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:21:09 GMT —
Spring turkey season is right around the corner, but the chilly temperatures we've been having this spring may impact turkey hunters.
Every year spring turkey season begins the third Monday of April. The turkeys normally start the spring season eating acorns and waste grain form the previous fall, but with last summer drought both these food sources are in short supply.
Brian Gilbert a Wildlife Biologist tells us there's still hope for turkey hunters.
"Given that we are experiencing cooler than normal temperatures and most likely that will mean turkeys may be flocked still in their wintering flocks," Gilbert said. "This can make it difficult for hunters to call in turkeys to their decoy, but you can also be very successful by focusing on food sources."
Gilbert tells us just like humans turkeys do not like the rainy, windy and cooler conditions. However he says he is still optimistic about turkey season this year because they've had really successful hatches the past two years.