It's that time of year again for us to stalk and kill our mascot (sort of, I guess). Spring gobbler season opens up this Saturday and I'm stoked to get back into the woods. The recent sunshine and warm weather in my part of the state (extreme SWVA) has the birds very active and vocal. Numbers appear to be down across the state, but there seems to be birds out there if you can put down some leather and find them. I was unable to get my son out this weekend for youth day but did go out Saturday for some scouting and was able to call in one group of jakes and a flock of 5 mature gobblers all bunched up. I'm hoping that pattern holds for this Saturday.
I thought this would be a good place to catch any stories or reports for the few hunters that lurk the boards. Here's hoping for some deep fried turkey breast and an ice cold beer in time for the spring game this Saturday. For those of you that hit the woods stay safe and good luck!