Hunt Smart — Fish Hard

Youth and Apprentice Spring Turkey Hunting Weekend is approaching fast. 

The turkey season is only a few weeks away. I have talked with some turkey hunters, and it’s like we all agree on the same thing: Once the gobbler answers your first call, they all go silent. They lock their lips up. We know the gobbler knows where the hen call came from. Before you knew it, there he is right in front of you.

We agreed the coyotes have a lot to do with the gobblers. We agreed that the coyotes also know where that gobbler is. It seems the coyotes have put themselves in-between the hunter and the gobbler. Have patience, give that OLE TOM some time to make his way to you the long way. He didn’t get old for being dumb.

There’s more to this story in the current issue of the Times Virginian newspaper. Pick up a copy or subscribe at to view the full article in the e-edition version.