Calhoun County’s spring turkey kill was a dismal 96
birds. It was the lowest kill in many years. According to
DNR, the last five years in Calhoun are as follows:
150, 141, 129, 120 and 96.
Overall, hunters in West Virginia killed 9,216
spring gobblers--the lowest kill since 1990. We can remember last year’s
deer season as being dismal as well. I believe that a major reason is
less participation in outdoor activities.
Summer fishing is in full swing. One way to enjoy
an evening is topwater fishing for bass. Buzzbaits, hula poppers,
jitterbugs, etc., create violent strikes by opportunistic bass. The
commotion created by the rotating blades of a buzzbait is more than a
hungry bass can refuse. The best time of day for these baits seem to be
the hour before dark.
With fresh cut fields, it is a great time to
groundhog hunt. It is a wonderful way to sharpen your skills for the
upcoming deer season. Groundhog can be used for catfish bait or saved
for trapping season.