Heading into the heart of April, gobbling should be in full swing in all regions of the country. The northern states are still cool and unsettled while the south central is already in heat wave and drought conditions.
Pulling out the days with windy conditions and rain or showers, these days really tend to slow turkey calling. And looking for clearing and dry conditions with lower humidity we will find more active birds. Throw in warming temperatures and days with the dew point equal to the air temperature and you’ve got prime days. With that in mind, here’s the best days of the week for your region:
NE – April 9th (pm) and 13th
SE – April 8th, 10th, 12th and 13th
SC – April 8th (pm), 11th, 12th and 15th
GL – April 9th, 12th and 13th
NC – April 12th-15th
NW – April 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th
SW – April 11th – 15th
Moon – April 18th is a full moon. As we close in on the 48 hours surrounding this date, keep in mind that full moon days produce many records in the NWTF book over the last 20 years.
Tip – Turkeys will tolerate wind up to about 20 mph. It’s best if it’s calm (0-5mph). If it’s above 20 mph they tend to hole up and talk far less.
For the turkey forecast in your state go to OL Weather.