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Indiana Turkey Hunting Forecast for 2014

by John Trout Jr.   |  March 11th, 2014 0
Gobbler, Turkey, Turkey Hunting, Hunting Turkey, Indiana Turkey Hunting

10 year old Hunter Saggars and father Scott Saggars, from Ligonier Indiana, with Hunters first ever turkey.

I can still remember opening day of the 2013 spring Indiana turkey hunting season. It rained all morning in Spencer County. My wife, Vikki, and I were not fortunate enough to hear any gobbling, but we did see a few jakes — somewhat of an unfamiliar sight.

Several miles away, my son, John, had a similar morning. He, too, saw an abundance of jakes before sending an arrow through the vitals of an adult gobbler that couldn’t resist checking out a nearby gobbler decoy.

Yes, seeing an abundance of insubordinate gobblers in the state of Indiana has been a rarity in recent years. The state has experienced poor brood production since 2005. Meanwhile, veteran turkey hunters have found it difficult to find an adult bird.

Could it be we are now on the road to recovery, or could we see another downhill slope? More about that later.

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