Let's start off by talking about the two peak gobbling phases, each lasting somewhere around 1-3 weeks each. They are the pre-breeding and post-breeding gobbling peaks. In general, weather permitting, pre-breeding peak gobbling starts in the extreme southeast the earliest. States such as Florida, Georgia and South Carolina should be firing up now. Northern states have a few weeks to go. Don't get me wrong, you will still hear birds gobbling all across the U.S. at anytime, but we are focusing on peak times. We will go into more detail in the following weeks. Here are a few factors we will discuss other then time of year that trigger gobbling. They are temperature, wind, barometric pressure, precipitation and the moon. Let's look at some regions for the upcoming week of March 12th - 19th.