Those in the pics are scratching around in a chufaLooking good! I got them plentiful here (Mims, FL) in both winter (deer & turkey) and spring (turkey) seasons, but ordinarily, I leave them alone. I like watching them scratch their way along and reacting to the woodland environment. They're great for passing the time. I guess I'm weird for that.
From a specific perspective, they're like shooting fish in a barrel. Easy to decoy and no pressure here breeds more resource. If the pigs are scarce, or seriously nocturnal, I might consider shooting one in late March or early April though I have to be careful where I set up to hunt turkey. They're very good about sucking up my newly planted seed and will remain for a while under the corn feeder, near which merely targeting a turkey is illegal, if I am within one hundred yards of any bait.
Baiting turkey is a definite no-no. Fair chase is the ticket.
Nice bird , I keep my camera on video mode most of the time , Season goes out in a few days ,May 3rd . Its been a bad season weather wise ,cold & windy . maybe these last few days will be nice .
Have them on my game cameras a lot. Of course when the season comes in they are hard to find. I took this Tom this morning at 8:15. It took about 20 minutes to call him in. Some days you just have to be lucky.
Weather has been off and on here too. They are calling for rain for the next week or so. I have the option of hunting out of a blind so the rain isn’t to bad as long as it’s light. It’s the wind that comes with it that shuts them down around here.Nice bird , I keep my camera on video mode most of the time , Season goes out in a few days ,May 3rd . Its been a bad season weather wise ,cold & windy . maybe these last few days will be nice .