Review Your Season

Show Notes

On this Episode of the how to hunt turkeys podcast we are back! Fear not my Turkey hunting brothers, I know we walk through the turkey hunting desert of summer, but have faith! A mere 238 days from today the South Zone of Florida will open for Spring Turkey season 2024. Sit back, grab a cold drink and recap your season. Paul tells you a story from his season that left him scratching his head wondering what could have happened different to bring a rather crafty and clever Tom just a few yards closer. A questions that may never be answered. By anyone. Turkeys win the battle more than they lose. And that is ok. Reviewing your season once the dust settles is a good way to learn, grow and to plan for next year.

Show Transcript

[00:00:00] Welcome to the How to Hunt Turkey's podcast. I'm Paul Campbell. Join me as we dive into the world of Turkey Hunt. Every episode we'll explore the mind. The finest Turkey hunters around. We'll take a look at the people, the places, the tactics, the gear, and the culture that creates the mystique around America's favorite bird.

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It's 238 days until then. There you go. You heard her 238 days until the opening day of Turkey season 2024. I li I think it's March 4th. It's gotta be close somewhere. Southern Ohio. Wow. 238 days. Can't wait for that. This is like my, this is like the dead period of the year for me.

This is the time that, that I am as a Turkey hunter. I miss the spring woods. The echoes of spring are still fresh in my mind. Fall for fall Turkey hunting, for deer hunting, duck hunting, goose hunting, whatever you do, it's still a little bit away. Dog. Days of summer, [00:02:00] staring us right in the face.

But I'm coping. So here in the great state of Ohio usually right around mid July, end of July, first part of August, we do our poll surveys and A lot of states do this. So if you're new to Turkey hunting, if you're seasoned Turkey hunter, try to be better. You listen to the show, Google Get on your agency website, see if they have pulse survey time.

So basically what this is it is a poll survey, right? One of my favorite things. You go out to wherever you hunt, or a big old piece of public or something, sit along the field edge, walk the edge, try to see some hands, count the pulse the and this year in Ohio, because of some of the struggling Turkey numbers the DNR is asking for all turkeys.

Tom's. Jake's hens, pulses, all of them. They're asking for count numbers for all of 'em. So it's something fun if you wanna get your maybe you have a spouse a girlfriend, children. Parent, a friend that doesn't hunt. This is a really good way to get him out there. Spray down with some bug spray, go out and check some poles out.

Get in the great outdoors in a Turkey finding[00:03:00] fashion. And just sit there and count count the baby Turkey. So that's a beautiful thing. So I man, sorry for the delay in episodes. It's been a couple of weeks here since the How to Hunt Turkeys podcast has come out. I do apologize for that.

Turkey season was a whirlwind for me. Work was really busy. Personal life was really busy. All good. Everyone's healthy, everyone's happy. I hope you are doing well. Shout out to my buddy. My, my new friend Drew from Kentucky. We met over over the end of spring and said that he listens to the show.

Drew, keep your head up, man. You're gonna, you're gonna get one get a Turkey on the ground here soon. This year was, this year for me was great. So I like to, so today's episode. So thanks to go wild. Thanks to Newcomb Wicken North. Thanks to all those guys. For the support of the show, check out their products.

Really great tons of stuff. For the Turkey hunter on all three of those those brands. Check out Turkey My little project here at Sucker's getting a reboot or getting a redesign. We got a lot of really cool things coming. I've got some [00:04:00] awesome shirts that are coming out. We're gonna, I, I wanna help support the wild Turkey research that's going on in this country.

There's a ton of it in the n w TF just announced the habitat for the hatch. We're gonna dive into that here in a few weeks in more detail with people that are actually biologists that are smarter than me. I'll ask all, hopefully some good questions if you wanna listen. I've I've been doing the N W T F, the National Oil, Turkey Federation's, Turkey Call, all Access Podcast.

I've been doing some of that work with them. So check out that podcast I did. I just did my first one with Mark Hatfield, director of Conservation Services for the N wtf. He's a biologist. Really good guy. Super smart, understands what it takes from all of us. From a management side to bolster the populations.

That was a fantastic interview. You're really gonna that if you're a Turkey hunter. In this country, especially the southeast, obviously there's a big initiative coming up that focuses on the southeast. We've seen a really intense decline. Over the last couple of years in those states, if you're a southeastern United States hunter you you know what I'm talking about.

[00:05:00] Really good episode. Check that out. A lot of information coming out. A lot of really smart people, laser focused on. Figuring out what's going on with our Turkey population. And that's that's a good thing. So one of the, one of the things that, that I like to do every year, and I've already done this, I did this earlier a couple weeks ago.

In my mind it's the way that I put the bow on my Turkey season. I think about the high points, I think about the low points, and it's not necessarily shooting and missing or killing a Turkey. I think about the fun stuff. I think about the fun stuff that I did, the people that I met. And I just really, I try to reflect on the season that I have.

And because, listen, man, we're all human. We're all, the end result for every single one of us on this planet is the same. Okay? And we're only afforded so many Turkey seasons and. In a lifetime. And we're only afforded so many Turkey seasons where we're healthy and we can move and we can do whatever the hell we want in the woods.

And I'm in the middle of those, man. So I really wanna I wanna think about 'em, I wanna just capture those memories, memorialize those times in the woods with with myself [00:06:00] and with my friends and family and so I always do that at the end of the season once.

Once I know that it's done, in my heart because even if I'm done, but there's still Turkey seasons going on, Vermont, like in my mind I'm like, eh, I could drive up to Vermont. It's only 18 hours, but I don't, so I was fortunate. Guys heard me talk on the show about hunting the state of Florida's earliest that I had I had ever hunted turkeys cat's outta the bag.

I'm gonna have to do that every year. I freaking love it. Hopefully I get I get the chance to do that. But, just the great people, my buddy Clyde that I got to see for the first time in years, we talk on the phone, but man, we got to share a hunt together, share some meals together.

It was just a beautiful time meeting new people. Got to hunt with Mike Pentecost and his son, and Philip Vanderpool, and Dylan Haston, all these awesome guys from Woodhaven. It was just a really, it was a really cool experience and the people that I met this year that I hadn't got to hunt with were so neat.

Alex Rutledge, I got to meet him. What a great just experience that was for me. But think about the time that you spent by [00:07:00] yourself. If this was your first year, just think about those sunrises. Man. I know that a lot of people listen to this. Probably spend a lot of time in the deer woods, the duck marsh, whatever it may be.

Man, that's awesome. But I'm telling you, there's something special. It's something sacred to me about a springtime, foggy morning sunrise, regardless of what state you're in a special moment. So I really enjoy those, so I hope you do too. But capture those non-hunting moments in your mind.

Capture 'em, look for 'em every year. That's the, that's, That's the special part of Turkey hunting. So just remember those. Write 'em down. Take pictures, whatever you have to do, man. Go back, look through your phone, look at the pictures. Look all the fun stuff. I did that just just the other day I was scrolling through, looking for pictures and had just triggered some memories of stuff that just happened to, four or five months ago that I had already started to forget.

So the other thing that I do, Every year is I review in my mind there's always a couple of hunts and I know that you're gonna be able to, you're gonna be able to focus on one or two hunts right now while I'm talking. There's always one or two hunts that stick [00:08:00] out in my mind that I'm like, I should have killed a Turkey, no questions asked.

I should've killed a Turkey. And I always try to, I try to like work backwards from the moment I. That I knew during that hunt that it was done, like it just wasn't gonna happen. And it's not a miss. That's not what I'm talking about. I try to work back and say, okay. When that Turkey walked outta my life, or I scared the Turkey, which you're always gonna scare turkeys.

Listen, even the greatest Turkey hunters on the face of the planet are scaring turkeys every year. That just that it happens. You are never not going to not scare turkeys. So keep that in mind. But I always try to review like, okay what could I have done different? Was I too aggressive?

Was I not aggressive enough? I'm gonna give you a, just a quick story about. The, this is one of the hunts that until I kill a Turkey in this state and on this property was people, piece of public, I'm not gonna be happy. And it was[00:09:00] it was the final hunt of the year for me. It was in the state of New York.

I was in upstate New York. I was on the a medium-sized piece of public property. There's just little spots all over. Take a drink here, gimme a second. There's spots all over. Just small parcels of public land. And so I'd gone out the night before and I had scouted and I had seen two gobblers on, they're probably three or 400 yards for me.

I'd seen 'em go into the roos and they were on private, but they were walking through a field and I knew that they were gonna they were gonna go up this ridge. Up this pasture and turkeys are they're gonna fly in just right off. And I'm like, they're gonna be really close.

Maybe just a couple hundred yards, maybe three or 400 yards away from this piece of public property. And so I left, I didn't wanna spoke. I got out of there, I went I stopped just to a couple other spots and Al Hooted and. I kicked up a bunch of coyotes with my Al Hooter, which got me all freaked out.

So [00:10:00] I go in the next morning, I work in and if you've never hunted New England, and if you're a New England hunter, you're gonna know exactly what I'm talking about. But they have these I, I think they, they call 'em like sheep walls or sheep fences or something like that. And it's just like these rock walls that, that during the sheep, the wool boom, back in like the 18 hundreds like farmers would buy these properties and then they would just build these stone walls out of all over their property.

It was, they're super cool, but if you grew up in New York or Massachusetts, you see 'em all the time, so it means nothing to you. But I thought they were awesome. I couldn't stop looking at 'em. They're everywhere. Some crawling over these things and I, I. And one thing that really caught me off guard the sun.

I looked at my phone when I was out there. The sun comes up a half hour quicker, sooner than it does in Ohio just because of, the, it's farther east. Makes sense. I didn't think about that. And so I get out to the woods and now keep in mind this is the, like the Friday. The Friday be before Memorial Day.

And so the season's almost over. Their New York season ended the Tuesday or Wednesday of [00:11:00] Memorial Day. And so I go out to this property upstate New York, and I get in position and I'm hunting, I'm on a, I'm on an, I'm on an edge, okay? So I've got a beautiful piece of hardwood and this.

Maybe it's maybe 150 yards. And on the other side is the pasture that the turkeys were walking for through the night before. And I'm I'm about midway from the top of that ridge down just to paint the picture here. Rolling hills, old sheep pastures. What I'm hunting active sheep pasture behind me.

I'm in the hardwoods. It's beautiful. Cool Morning fog Sun's coming up and I am. Like riding high, that this is gonna be a great hunt. And so I get, I have a decoy, I have a single hen decoy. I set the hen decoy up and I get the best hiding spot that I can find. And I've got just A ton of cover on my [00:12:00] right and on my left.

I've got really good cover behind me. I've got a really big tree, and then growing around this tree, it's just like some brush and it's all leafed down and it's just really like perfect. And there's good cover in front of me. So I'm well hidden. Got my decoy out, maybe 35 yards just off to my left.

And I don't have a single gobble before sunrise. At sunrise, there's nothing, nothing. I had done some soft tree calling. I. Tree Yelps. I use the Cluck and per pot from Woodhaven. There are a couple other companies, a couple other custom call makers that make 'em, that is the deadliest call that you can have is a clucking and per and pot from anyone.

I don't care who makes it, but I'm telling you that Woodhaven Clucking Per and Pot, that is the deadliest call that company makes, and that thing is phenomenal. If you haven't bought one Turkey, that's a shameless plug. Buy it wherever. I don't care where you get it from. That call is insane.

And so I am that's the one call that I like. I know that I am [00:13:00] as good as anyone else in the country on that call, and I'd had really good luck with it all year. And so I'm just treeing, it's just soft and quiet. I'm working it in. I'm like, man, there's no Turkey out here. There's nothing, like maybe those turkeys just hit the ground and I didn't hear, there was like a little breeze.

And so I pull out, and this is sun's already up. This is probably about 10 till six, and I pull out my slate call and I hit it just soft, quiet, but a little, louder than a tree up. I am a Turkey I'm out of the tree. I'm on the ground, boom. Gobble 50, 60 yards directly to my left, right where those turkeys were walking.

I'm like, hell yeah. I knew it. And I think to myself, I'm like, I was, turkey's gonna be dead by 6:00 AM And so if you listening to this, that was mistake number one. Okay. Thinking that thinking it's over before I've even seen this damn Turkey. So I'm sitting there and I put the call down. He knows I'm here.

I just need him to step out, [00:14:00] see that decoy. And so I'm, the. Off to my left is, it's a ridge. It's a slight slope down. There's this little bench, little flat spot's, about 70 yards from me. And look at my phone. It's five fifty seven. Seven minutes have gone by since I heard this Turkey gobble.

And I see him off at the top of the field and I'm like, oh, he's for sure gonna be dead by 6:00 AM. Three minutes. He turned 70 yards from me. He's in full strut. Calls on the ground. I don't need it at this point. Got decoy out. He can see the decoy. I know he can. And he's in full strut and he's just standing there.

He's not goblin. He's feeding. Drops his tail. Feathers feeds. He looks and he just stands there and he looks at this damn decoy and he doesn't move. And he goes to full strut, turns the side, drops his feathers down, looks at the decoy, goes to full strut, drops his feathers down, and he does this for what felt like three [00:15:00] hours.

And in my mind, I'm watching this Turkey and I can see his bright, beautiful whitehead. And I don't see our move because the gun that I have, it's a browning, a five. It's the barrel's a little long. It's behind the brush. It's not out. I don't want to, I'm not afraid of him seeing me.

But it, so I, I didn't move and at the time I wasn't nervous, I wasn't shaking, I was really calm. I was focused just waiting for this. And I'm, and I was thinking to myself, I'm like and if he takes one step, he's gonna take the rest of them. I need him to take one step towards me, and he will take the rest of those steps.

He will come to my decoy and I'm gonna kill this Turkey. At this point, he's gonna be dead by six, five after six. I don't know how long it was, but he. He finally works off and he goes directly back into the woods to where to where he came from, came out of, and I'm not gonna move.

I, because he's close, and I'm thinking, he's he's gonna, he's gonna work down. So I sit there. I don't call. I don't I don't even have my call. It's just sitting in my lap and I finally [00:16:00] hear scratching in leaves right behind me. And I've got really good cover, so I can't swing at all.

I can turn and I can see, but I can't move. I know it's I know this Turkey is there and I can see I can never see his head or his beard, but I see his body and I can see him moving. And at one point guys, he gets so close to me and he's scratching that I've got my head kicked all the way to the left.

I can see him, I can see his tail. This Turkey's tail was, he was just on the side of the tree that I could have reached out and leaned over and grabbed that sucker right by the tail fan. And I think to myself, I'm like, if this Turkey gobbles, I'm gonna pass out. Like I'm gonna come unstrapped, I'm gonna lose my mind.

And as soon as I thought that, I started to shake and I'm like, oh God, here we go. [00:17:00] Buckle up kids. So I put my shotgun down on my knee and I'm like, oh, this Turkey's gonna see me. Like he I'm. Trying to regulate my breathing. This Turkey is within arm's reach of me, and I'm thinking that he's gonna walk out and he's gonna walk right next to me and he's gonna walk out to this decoy.

And I'm gonna kill this Turkey at six 20 from five feet. And I am shaking uncontrollably and I'm thinking to myself, please, for the love of God, do not gobble at me because I'm not gonna be able to take that. And he works behind me, directly behind me and scratches. Then he lets off a gobble and I, I couldn't breathe.

I couldn't see straight. My entire body was shaking so bad, so uncontrollably bad that I had to close my eye and I've not felt this, and this is why I Turkey hunt. And for a seasoned hunter that's been through this, he'd probably like God, this guy sucks. But to have a Turkey, That close. We're talking 10 feet [00:18:00] directly behind me in gobble in my direction.

I can't tell you like the sound. It was like robotic. I could feel it. I could hear him drumming. I could hear him spitting. I could see the leaves moving from his, I loved every minute of it and I had to close my eyes. I had my gun resting. I close my eyes. Had to breathe deep. Don't mess this up, dummy.

You gonna be all right? And this Turkey finally moves off to my right. He and I know what he's doing. So he's just he's smart. This is smart. Turkey apparently comes up to the edge and he's just, I can't I know that he's looking. I had really good cover in my right, so I couldn't really see him once he started to work down the ridge.

And then I finally see hens in the field. I'm like, oh, come up here girls. So I call and they don't care or anything. They, they're nesting and so this tur so long story short, this Turkey works out. It goes all the way around. And so [00:19:00] I give him some time and I get up and I actually, I can see him.

On, four, four to 600 yards away. Bottom. This beautiful old sheet pasture. And so I give him some time he works in and I go out and I get into an area that I think is, that I can get in front of him. Safely. And I move real slow. This is a slow process. So when you're moving on turkeys you've watched them, they don't move slow.

They're very deliberate in their movements a lot of the time. And so I take my time, I get out, I go really far out my way. I'm calling just to see if there's anything else close. Cause I had seen two turkeys and I call and I get into an area, I'm like, okay, this Turkey. Is going to come in.

He's he's gonna come this way. I know there's there's some hens in the area. They're probably nest and the habitat's, right? The terrain is right. It's really thick. It just makes kinda like a natural cord. I can really see like this Turkey come through here. So during this time I get this stupid dough that wouldn't leave me alone, man.

I kept coming up to me trying to figure out what the hell I was and she was pissing me [00:20:00] off. But I would hear walking and I would look and this dough was just like walking towards me just to check me out. I finally get her to, to freaking go away. And so I sit up, I thought I heard a gobble, like the wind really started to pick up, so it was hard to hear.

So I sit down for over 90 minutes. I sit in the same spot. I'm like, dude, I'm gonna, this turkey's going to be here. And in New York you can only hunt until noon. And and you gotta be outta the woods by noon. So I, I. At this point I'm pretty deje. This is my last, this is my last hunt of the year.

I know that there are a few more days, but I've gotta get home. I just know that this is it. I just start reflecting on the day, just thinking about it, like what I could have done differently. And I'm just sitting there, I don't hear anything and no gobbles. And so I'm like, you know what?

It's time to get back to Ohio. Stand up, grab my shotgun, and I pull out my phone to look at on x. And I'm, my, my shotgun is laying up against against the tree and I'm looking at my phone. I wanna see how I can get outta here. I wanna see if there's any other areas, terrain on the [00:21:00] map that I didn't see that might be good, or maybe some open fields or whatever it is.

I'm just looking for a last ditch hope. And I hear that stupid deer walking up again. I look up. Guns in the tree, phones in the hand. All I do is I just, I like, I just look. I like lift my head up. I'm doing it now like you guys can see it. I lift my head up. I'm looking out to see this stupid deer and that damn Turkey was standing, I dunno, 45, 50 feet from me came on a dead run from that pasture.

Dead run. And as soon as he popped through those wood line, that wood line came up over this little rise and saw me standing there on, on x boom, gone.

And I stood there looking at that Turkey runaway and. Looked at my [00:22:00] gun, looked at my phone, I'm like, you know what? I'm going home. I've had enough. Hopefully you're still listening to this. Cause I thought, at this point in this hunt, you talk about total I was so upset I couldn't even be mad.

And it's, and it's okay that the turkeys win. It's okay that they beat you. This, I had gone back and forth, had a great time, had a really good hunt. We're talking like, from the time that I stood up to the time that Turkey ran into the woods, 15 seconds, 15 seconds, I stood up off the tree that I was on, set my gun up, pulled my phone out, 15 seconds.

And that's the difference. Like I, I would like that Turkey came in, he, it would've been just a straight on shot, 30 yards. But, I never know. I might have missed, who knows, right? But the fact that I was so upset that I wasn't even mad that I just throw up the white towel. I laughed out loud.

There's no one in the woods. I walk out I'm walking back to my truck [00:23:00] and I'm calling and I sit down on one of those sheep fences, stone fences, whatever the heck they're called. And man, I just sat there and I was like, What a day. So I call a couple of my coworkers. One of them lives in, in, in New York.

One of them lives in, in in Pennsylvania. And I tell them the story and so the very last day of the season thinking I said, man, I really hope that one of those guys can get out there and shoot that Turkey. They both had tags left. Oh, Scott got it done. Shot him, got him, got that Turkey. So none of that.

Smart genius going on. They were able to put the wood down on that Turkey. They told me that they heard a ton of turkeys that day out on that piece of property. A ton. Just on the last day, a ton of goblin, a ton of activity. You felt like it was an early spring morning. That's pretty cool.

That was one of those moments that I don't think that I did anything wrong as a Turkey hunter. I just [00:24:00] ran outta I just ran outta patience. I let myself get in my own head, I ha I saw an hour of time. I was, it was a really easy walk back to the truck. I, I could have covered this, mile and a half, maybe pretty quick.

But I was just so annoyed by the high wind. I was annoyed by this deer. I was I, at the end of the year I was just wore out and man, I just, I don't know I just gave up and said, I just got in my own head. How do we get outta here? I'm ready. I'm ready. I'm ready to go.

I think I'm done. I think I'm done. And it's 15 seconds. And that's like the last cast, right? Oh no, I'm gonna take the last cast. And then you finally catch a fish and your last cast took, 90 minutes. I didn't have that last cast mentality. I didn't have that.

That just wait. You've done everything right. You're doing what you're supposed to doing. I wasn't pushing these turkeys. I was very, cerebral in my movements. Calling was good. Calling sequences were good. Number of calling were good. So it was really, it was one of those, like when I'm walking [00:25:00] out, I'm like, man, I don't know.

What I could have done different. And sometimes I think that, Tom Kelly and a lot of guys, old school Turkey hunters, they'll tell you like, it, the Wild Turkey has an amazing ability to make you look like a complete fool. And that's what this, that's what this was. This was an animal who knew from the moment that he woke up that morning that.

That something wasn't quite right about man. He didn't know. He didn't know He is an animal, right? We give animals too much credit, and then sometimes we give em, we don't give em enough credit. But this Turkey, the fact that he stood in that field and he watched that dequin, it was just like, you come to me and, we've talked about this.

Biology is the Turkey, the male gobbles, the hen comes to them and that's what he did. And she didn't move and he felt something was wrong, didn't like it. And he didn't die by me, [00:26:00] but they, and who knows if it was the same Turkey that that my friend Scott got on? I hope it is. Cuz that sucker won a Turkey.

So I hope that you've got some moments from your Turkey season that you can think about, that you can say, okay, you know what, this is what, this is how it happened. And think honestly. Okay. Did you, were you too aggressive? Was your calling sequences too aggressive? Were they too short?

Did you did you get up and move before you, when you should sit? Did you, was it a lack of patience? Was it a lack of mental fortitude? Burned a boats, right? We've talked about this. I didn't burn my damn boat. I could have had a Turkey, I could have put a cap on the best Turkey season I've had with a Turkey on my final hunt of the year.

But there's always next year, right? So there's a lot of things that, that right now, and as I'm recording this, it's right around the middle of July, we're gonna be going every other weekend or every other week here on the How to Hunt Turkeys podcast. But there, there's a lot of things that you can do right now that you can just [00:27:00] thoughts.

Okay. Just thoughts. Think about it. Talk about it with experienced Turkey hunters, Hey, this is the scenario. What do you think I could do? And most Turkey hunters, oh it depends, but. The more you talk about your failures, learn from your mistakes, learn from your failures, the better.

You're gonna be prepared the next time you face a similar situation. It depends. That's where you get that de that. It depends. That comes from experience and you can't teach experience. You can't rush experience. So take this. If this was your first year, second year, or Turkey hunting, take this time while you're shooting your bow or catfishing or whatever it is.

Maybe you're not doing anything outdoors. Maybe just hanging out listening to this podcast as you drove to work. Take the time to say, okay, what could I have done different? To get this Turkey in into closer range. If you did shoot and miss what, where did I go wrong? Was the gun, did I not pattern in?

And we're gonna have a really good talk about patterning, shotguns here. During this summer season, we're gonna have some cool gear talk coming up. So [00:28:00] keep that in mind. Keep an eye out for this, but just take the time to focus on. You know what you can do better and what you can learn from the low points, from the mistakes, from the the problems, thorns that you had this year.

So keep that in mind. Did your gear fail? Were the boots uncomfortable? Were you uncomfortable in the woods? Do you need a different seat? Do you need a vest that has more cushion? Do you need a vest that has more storage? Did you have a call break? Did you have a shotgun malfunction?

Like all of these things, if it all worked perfectly and you still didn't kill a Turkey was it time in the woods? Do you need to put more effort? We talked about this. Do you need to put more effort into scouting on the front end so that you know that you are in the turkeys? When you get the time to come in, do you need to take some of your hunting time and turn it into scouting time so that you're more efficient when you're in the woods?

Lots of things. Go over 'em in your head. Talk about 'em with friends. You can get on. Go wild, ask those questions. Read some books. Ray Eye has a wonderful book about Turkey hunting that you can get. I think it's called Ion [00:29:00] Hunting. I believe that might actually be his radio show. But just search Ray Eye, Turkey, Henry Bible.

That's what it is. I can see it on my shelf. It's a great book. Check that out. There's a ton of information out there, so just because people's minds are on deer doesn't mean that you can't think about Turkey season coming up. So thanks for listening to this program. Thanks for all of the support to those of you that reached out to me on Instagram or go out to tell me that you harvested your first Turkey this year.

Happy for you. Thank you so much. I'm glad that I could be a part of your successful season in some way. If you're still working on it, burn the boats, keep grinding. I'm here to help you become a better Turkey hunter Turkey There's a ton of information on there already. There's more of it coming your way.

You're really gonna enjoy what we got going on there. So thank you for all of the support. Appreciate each and every one of you. Check us out. H two HT Podcast on Instagram. You can find me, Paul Campbell 3 22 on Instagram as well.[00:30:00]