Santa Fe Swamp, Lochloosa WMA
Well this is my first year hunting turkeys in FL and so far it has gotten off to an odd start. I went down to Lochloosa WMA opening day and never heard a bird. I had the biggest hen I've seen in my life come right in to 10 steps and she never made a sound. She didn't call back to me or call at all. She looked four foot tall and walked like a ninja! We never heard a gobble anywhere and we scouted a lot and knew where birds were based of tracks and other sign. I talked to some other guys and they had the same luck, tight lipped gobblers. I'm heading up to Santa Fe Swamp WMA to give that a shot on Friday. I'm hoping to at least hear a bird. All else fails Saturday is opening day in GA and I know those birds talk back. If you all have any tips on how to hunt Santa Fe that would be great. I've never scouted it or even been over there but I figured I'd give it a shot in the dark and hope to strike a hot bird.
That matrix moment when the hook set misses and you avoid the treble flying at your face