By Steve Hickoff
Scouting wild turkeys as the 2008 spring gobbler season approaches is a priority. Covering more distance with your Yamaha 4x4 or Side-by-Side will literally help you find more birds to hunt.
Nationwide our seasons begin first in Florida, Alabama, and elsewhere down south as March arrives, progressing northward as days warm, and concluding May 31 in northeastern states such as Maine.
Watching wild turkeys can be both an ongoing pleasure, and a practical means of finding birds when the season opens again.
While some may just scout right before opening day this year, regular study of turkey flocks not only yields better results, but also sustains interest year-round.
During the season, scouting can help you make necessary adjustments when situations change.
Hunters use the term “sign” to speak of one or many examples of evidence left behind by the quarry they’re hunting.