Like most turkey hunters, I focus mainly on the early-morning hours. After all, who doesn’t like to call in and shoot a gobbler straight off the roost? However, last season I was reminded that longbeards can be killed at any time of day. Of course, this depends on whether or not your state allows all-day turkey hunting. My home state of Nebraska does—which is fortunate, because the action, like the temperature, often heats up as the day progresses. Last spring, I filled all three of my Nebraska turkey tags at around 4 p.m. Gobblers that were henned-up at sunrise became much more receptive to calling by late afternoon, after their hens had abandoned them to go lay eggs or sit on nests.