Its dead in the East

TeamMainStreet

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I have only been out four times and only once on a morning hunt which is this morning. I came to a farm that I know holds birds. So far out of all four hunts I have seen 1 longbeard that I couldnt get in, 2 jakes that I could have cleaned house on but just wouldnt pull the trigger and a handfull of hens. I have heard exactly 1 gobble since last season so far and im getting ready to shut it down for a few days. It just aint workin out right now. Hows everybody else in East Tn doing?
 

droptine

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i killed 2 the first weekend but this past weekend was exactly what you experienced. Henned up pretty bad
 
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Been on "several" gobbling turkeys all week in South Cherokee. Henned up pretty good, but still plenty killable. Be glad when it greens up a little. Been hard to move on turkeys. Had to move on one yesterday five different times before finally killing 'em at 1:45. Two year old that must have gobbled at least 75 times.
 

SignalG

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Not a gobble in the last three days in areas where I reliably hear birds. Very little sign in the usual places. One jake came in silently Saturday afternoon, let him walk. Picked a cuttin fight with a hen and couldn't get her off the ridge next to mine today. Was hopin she'd lead old Tom. Did shoot a coyote this morning. So far, the season not what I was hoping for.
 

shopson

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Every morning out so far I've heard enough gobbling to find the birds but sparse shortly after flydown. Yep, they have a lot of hens but to be expected.
 

TeamMainStreet

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SignalG said:
Not a gobble in the last three days in areas where I reliably hear birds. Very little sign in the usual places. One jake came in silently Saturday afternoon, let him walk. Picked a cuttin fight with a hen and couldn't get her off the ridge next to mine today. Was hopin she'd lead old Tom. Did shoot a coyote this morning. So far, the season not what I was hoping for.


That's my season almost word for word. I am seeing a few hens and jakes and some sign, but I am not hearing or seeing any toms. It's like there possibly aren't any, but there has always been a few in these places. IDK
 

Ckirk4bama

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I'm in north Hamilton county opening weekend they where gobbling some, this past weekend I heard one very brief gobble and that was it out of three days in the woods very frustrating.
 

PinchPoint

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Every time Ive been out they have gobbled real good, with the exception of this morning. Only problem Ive had is them being henned up, that being said , between me and my buddy 5 gobblers got pulled away from hens and slammed in the face.
 
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