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South Dakota mid april weather
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Contributors to this thread:
longsprings 13-Sep-18
Corn bore 13-Sep-18
longsprings 13-Sep-18
Timbrhuntr 13-Sep-18
Dale06 13-Sep-18
longsprings 13-Sep-18
Jims 14-Sep-18
From: longsprings
13-Sep-18
What are thoughts and experience on spring gobblers in mid April in regards to weather and response on mirriams

From: Corn bore
13-Sep-18
Plowed a lot of snow last April. Opening morning was 12 degrees, but it can also be nice. It is less of a gamble to go in May.

From: longsprings
13-Sep-18
Thanks very helpful, are they active in the snow ?

From: Timbrhuntr
13-Sep-18
I hunted Nebraska Montana and Wyoming last 4 years in April. Each time got 8 inches in April. Still killed my birds but they were flocked up pretty good still.

From: Dale06
13-Sep-18
I hunted merriams for about 20 consecutive years. I’ve seen it snowing sideways mid afternoon and 80 degrees mid afternoon. I’d watch the weather forecast a few days ahead. It’s usually pretty chilly at sun up, 30-40 degrees. You can always shed a layer if need be.

From: longsprings
13-Sep-18
Thanks for the info

From: Jims
14-Sep-18
Some of the Blackhill birds are somewhat migratory. If there is snow (like this year) the movement of birds from private up to the hills may be delayed? Turkeys tend to be in fairly large winter flocks early in the season and are a lot tougher getting to cooperate.

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