A pair of sun-soaked 82-degree days has kicked spring into full gear here in my neck of southeastern Colorado. I opted to skip my canyon scouting mission (just too much work on my plate) and stick close to home. I know, I’ve yet to see a single turkey track during my scouting missions, but I just had to go check my trusted area one more time.
Yahtzee! Turkey tracks. It looked to be a pair of hens and a lone tom based on the size of the tracks and the strut marks in plowed earth. With my spirits lifted, I swapped cards in my Day 6 PlotWatcher and carefully roamed the rest of the property. No more tracks were to be found.
My PlotWatcher video confirmed my suspicions: a tom posed and postured for his pair of ladies for over an hour between 3:08 p.m. and 4:08 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. The trio didn’t return the following day, but this morning I rose from the covers early and posted up on the far west end of the alfalfa field. At 7:20 a.m. my Zeiss Victory SF 10×42 binos detected a trio of black blobs winding through a maze of golden weeds leading to the alfalfa field. Awesome! Will the trio keep up its routine? Time will tell, and Saturday morning I will put myself in the best position possible to find out. Stay tuned!