I have killed my share of turkey over the years, but have never really considered their patterns. I just go out and call and shoot the ones that come to decoy. This past weekend was high winds and cooler weather and the birds didn't make a sound. Do they go under when the wind is high? Or can I assume that the strutting period has ended on my Clay County lease? Just curious because I have never really thought about what makes a turkey turn it on or off like weather can affect a whitetail deer. Thanks for your help.
Hunted Oklahoma opener in the COLD temps and HIGH winds. Very little gobbling activity. We found tracks and set up along them and killed the only gobbler we saw the whole trip.
I've had GREAT success with Easterns setting up on Strut Zones and Dusting Bowls. When they didn't cooperate early I would go set on a zone or bowl around 9-10am, drop a hen right in the middle and yelp two or three times every 10-15 minutes.