Talking to woman down street last evening and she told me she had a hen and pouts behind her place yesterday morning. Went outside this morning with glass call and had gobbler answer from several hundred yards away. Will be heading up the line to hunt tomorrow morning, hope I can get at least one going there.
Got to my spot before the sun started to break, I only saw one car on the upper end and I was the only hunter on the bottom. Sun started to rise, owls were going off, cows and dogs were carrying on and the crows started early but not one gobble to be heard. Set up in a couple of spots to no avail and around 9:30 the wind started to kick in, a large limb broke off a tree in front of me and crashed to the ground I decided it was time to go. I heard from the guys who went to the hunt camp last weekend and with me working the two birds I had better luck than them I don’t feel bad I didn’t get to hunt there now.
Very high winds kept me away from the woods for two weekends, now some of the special permit areas allow everybody to hunt them now. Had game management area only 20 something miles away I planned to check out but large (over 1000 acres) brush fire there closed the area. Over 100 fires going on right now in FL, the season ends this Sunday I’ll have to consider this year a learning experience.
Still awhile until the 2018 season opens but I now have a friend who lives close to where I hunted last year and he has two trailers set up in his yard and said I could use one when ever I wanted, he is still waiting for me to head up and shoot a hog. I talked to him a couple of weeks ago and he told me there is two gobblers and several hens running around his yard, I said great but he’s considering them pets that he likes to watch. I know this year in November to put in for a permit hunt for 2019, this year will be another hail mary season for me.