Just got back from Texas on a turkey hunt. My first EVER hunt on private land for ANYTHING. It was great because it wasn't guided, i could still hunt how I want, and I was able to bag a couple rios. One good 3 year old and a bearded hen on the last hour of the hunt.
Regardless of that story, I booked my SECOND ever hunt on private land when I got home. I live in Wyoming and go to the black hills every year. Found a good deal to hunt a guy's ranch (1800 acres) . Was tired of seeing so many birds on private and not being able to hunt them! Until now. Anyway, I was on the phone with him this morning and he said the birds have "disappeared". Obviously they're not gone but I'm wondering if they're henned up already because of the early spring? Was just wondering if anyone lives in the black hills area and is keeping tabs on the actions of the birds and what I should expect. It seems like they're always gobbling opening week but it still always seems early. Now all of the sudden opening week seems too late! Crazy, crazy year.