Springtime gobblers becoming increasingly silent

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, or in the case of spring gobbler hunting … more than two in most cases. With our local toms progressively getting less vocal each year – arguably the result of increased hunting pressure and being stalked by coyotes – hearing a tom gobble on its roost at dawn doesn’t translate to an easy call-in and a bird in hand. For once that tom flies down, you may never hear it gobble again that day.

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