Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: Boll Weevil
Just a theory and I don't know if it's backed up by science,
It's been a few years, but I have read one scientific article/research paper where the results suggested ground temperature did in deed play a role in nesting dates.
I've heard David Austin and Lovett Williams mention this as well. Seems credible to me. As for breeding, I'm confident it has been going on for at least a couple of 2 or 3 weeks here, as well as in Georgia and even longer in Florida. Have hunted both of these states this year and have killed gobblers that came lookin for a hen ;\) Wasn't able to hunt Mississippi due to weather, but am heading to Chuck Swan this evening to try some Tennessee longbeards a couple of days early. Good luck to all.