Well, after one week of turkey hunting and not even really HEARING any gobbles, I've gotten kind of discouraged. I'm beginning to wonder if all of the turkeys in New Jersey have died or gone extinct. Maybe my youngest brother shot the last one during the first week of turkey season. Who knows. Either way I'm not having much luck.
I have a permit for the next two weeks and I'm not even that excited about it. I've tried hunting the private piece of land that I deer hunt, with no luck. I've tried hunting public land, tried going up the mountain, along the river. The turkeys just don't wanna gobble.
For now I'm blaming the weather. Its been extremely cold this spring, with quite a bit of rain. Everything is late. Somehow in some way this has to affect the turkeys.
I went down along the river to look for carp to go bowfishing, and the water was still way too cold. Usually the weekend of mothers day is the best time around here to go bowfishing. Well, not this year. I haven't even seen a carp in the rivers yet. I'm hoping we'll get some sunny 80 degree days this week to bring them up in the shallows.
Its too bad I don't trout fish, since everyone who does trout fish seems to be catching a lot this year.
But, who knows, maybe this week will be better!!! When it comes to hunting, I've never been one to give up easily. I still have two more weeks to kill a turkey and I might as well make the best of it!!!