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In years for me. The very few turkeys that I saw were in 22/250 range, wrong side of the fence, and not responding to calls. Hope that others were more successful. 
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Terrible here in SE Kansas. 
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Mine was same.  No shot ops at all.  Saw a lot.....over the fence.  They played me, but not even shotgun range.  Then there was the 20 and 24 degree morning temps.  Ah, fall is almost here.
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Because Toms don't respond to calls it's no reason to leave the woods.  Gobblers keep quiet for reasons only known to themselves.  They still have to roam and feed.  Stay out there and be alert.  Sooner or later they will cross your path.  It's not supposed to be easy.  Frank
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We've experienced an unusually quiet Spring season as well and I've read publications reporting a small decrease in their population across NY state..
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Bob, I've hunted turkeys in NY for years.  Primarily in The Catskills.  NY turkeys are tough.  Don't get discouraged.  You've got to keep at them even when they don't open their heads.  Frank
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I'm not a turkey hunter, but I have friends who are.  One friend gave me 8 pairs of wings this year from his family's hunting in NC and VA.  He's a turkey-haulic.  When hunting is not good in his usual places, he will hunt my farm.  This year "everyone had shot their birds by the second day of the season" he told me.

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Did not hunt this year thanks to the Stay at Home Order, largely ignored by the Turkey, I'm sure, but the Eastern Turkey in western WA don't gobble, because of predators. Cover is thicker and the Turkey has adapted to their surroundings. Favorite spots are driveways to residences, and behind the familiar No Hunting sgin.  The Rio and Marriam Turkey in eastern WA do gobble, but probably are less inclined toward the end of their mating season. which is tapering off by the April 15 opener. Birds in areas with snow will move to higher elevations as the snow melts, leaving hunters behind. The ones that hang out at farms, behind No Hunting signs, reward farmers by making a general mess of their property. I wonder sometimes why they are treaty so royally by farmers and ranchers. It seems bowhunters would be good solution to their problem. I would like to see the States open the season a month earlier, because it would spread out the season and hunting pressure. There is no shortage of birds.
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