I was out last weekend, first time out this year - only 2nd year of turkey hunting
I was about 100 years from where they were, with a group of cedars between us. I never saw them, but they were close. It was just getting light, 7-730ish. I dont know if they were still in the trees roosting or on the ground.
I was moving silently and slowly between trees trying to get closer, with the same group of cedars between us.
Then, the gobbling just stopped. and never started again. I gave it an hour as i stayed in the same spot, then came out and looked around. No turkey.
Is it likely I got made, or did they just get occupied with hens and go another direction??? Best guess....?