Let me just start out by saying that you will NOT learn any useful tactics n this post that will be of any help to your Osceola Turkey hunting whatsoever. Yes, it's been a difficult season so far and no, we have not killed any turkeys.
Ok, with that out of the way I'll describe a few of the problems we've encountered so far:
The gobblers that we have heard were often a good distance away and difficult to reach.
The gobblers only gobbled once on the roost then no more.
We had one hunt where we pulled turkeys just about into range when a mature Bald Eagle came screeching in to investigate, putting an end to that set up.
And to top it off, we had a couple trips were we did not hear any gobbling.
Now that the pressure is on, we are resorting to all manner of turkey hunting preparations. Paul has been reading multiple books on the famed Osceola Turkey and has developed strategies for this coming weekend that will surely
lead to turkey blood spilled.
I have mostly been resorting to superstition and trying to develop shamanistic qualities in the hope that when I am pouring over google earth images I will be directed to the ancient roosting sites of trophy gobblers. And to hedge my bets I have been practicing with my mouth calls to the point where I am convinced that I have perfected the saddest, sluttiest and loneliest hen yelp ever heard in the woods.
........................those gobblers don't stand a chance!