South Dakota mid april weatherContributors to this thread:
Corn bore 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
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.
Thanks very helpful, are they active in the snow ?
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.
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.
Thanks for the info
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.