Snow Belt turkeys, like the rest of us up North, find a way to survive winter. In places like Maine and Wisconsin, upstate New York, northeast Ohio, and northern Pennsylvania, there’s still plenty of snow on the ground, especially in the woods, even though it’s technically spring.
There’s hope though. Yesterday in Maine I heard hard gobbling at daybreak. Later, I watched a full-fan strutter with nine hens nearby (they’d found open ground surrounded by snow). He looked ready.
It’s happening–even as northern turkeys roost over, fly down into, and strut in snow as this cool up-close video from Bush-N-a-Bag shows.
Are you northern Strut Zoners waiting on spring gobbler hunting while looking out at snow? Send us your turkey scouting or hunting report in the comments section below!