The ZZ hunt for the spring turkey season still has plenty of time left for you to get your big Tom. The private land hunt goes though legal shooting time (see the 2018 Spring Turkey Digest) on May 31.

Toms are still out, chasing hens and activity has been seen all over the area. Early morning is till the best time, but don't count out a mid afternoon hunt as most hunters will have called it a day. Even early evening hunts can be productive. Response may be less than in the early morning hours but it does not mean that they aren't paying attention. Keep your eyes and ears open because they are probably closer than you think!

Please extra use caution during this time of year as bird watchers, morel mushroom hunters and others, will be enjoying the same outdoors time as well.

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