this area wouldn't be a pine forest next to a house with a ton of junk trucks would it? i would knock on more doors or go to the private place on opening day. my best advice would be to get up on a high point. you can get them to go up the hill but very rarely do you get them to go down the hill.Ok so I spent all day scouting yesterday at woodbury and had good luck seeing birds, as well as finding one private place to hunt, however I have A LOT of questions after yesterday. I will bullet point them for the ease of the nice person who chooses to answer them.
-we found a roost and a good spot to set up right off the road. We asked a guy that lives real close and he said good luck because a ton of people go in there because it is so convenient. Do I even waste my time there?
-I am not used to hunting hilly areas. Will these birds walk through the little valleys in between the ridges, even if they're steep?
-We did a lot of driving, we saw a total of ZERO birds strutting. We drove around randomly between 10 and 2.
-We found a hen nesting on some eggs, does that mean there could be a population around there that we could check out?
-Since a lot of people seem to hunt there I am assuming they also TEND to hunt the more easier reachable places. If we get up early and trek way off the beaten path, could this possible yield us a little bit less pressured areas, or will this just put us out of the fight? I was planning on getting there around 5 and walking into the deep stuff and then locating once the woods woke up then trying to set up based on that.
Thank you in advance for your help!