Sunday, March 30, 2014

Nebraska Turkey Hunt: Weekend #1


So, my first weekend in Nebraska for the archery turkey season was a bust.   This picture pretty much sums it up.   Dropping temps, rain turning to snow, and gale force winds.   Awesome for turkey hunting, right?   It was a long drive...
 
I'll break it down for you.   Thursday the front came in.   It was raining when I left here in Minnesota.   By Friday morning in Nebraska they had gotten about four inches of snow.   The temps were in the mid twenties for highs.   Saturday was more of the same.   More snow and cold temps.   Saturday morning gave way to a whopping eight degrees.   It did however warm up into the fifties, but it had strong southern winds.   Like blow the hat off your head kind.
 
The birds, well, were non existent.   I hope to believe the crazy winter weather had them holed up
with no movement whatsoever.   I did not see much of anything other than a handful of deer.   There was a flock on the neighboring property.   I could only see them and they did not move one bit the entire time I was there. 
 
It felt more like deer hunting late season then it did spring turkey hunting.   It was almost like January in Minnesota.   I just can't seem to get away from the death grip winter has on me.   I will continue my journey for a Nebraska gobbler next weekend.   I feel very defeated, but I will press on.   Hopefully, in better weather with more birds.  
 
Stay tuned... 
 


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