This is going to get down in the weeds. For most of the past decade, I've noticed a phenomenon this time of year that seldom gets discussed. My farm is 200 acres in SW Bracken County, KY about 10 miles from the Ohio River. I'm about 2 miles from the Licking River and the predominant feature of the land is a series of sinuous ridges with hollows between. For the past 10 years, I've noticed that when I come back to camp after a winter hiatus, there are sometimes just plain flat no turkeys around. As the season progresses, they'll suddenly show up, take their places on the ancestral roosts, and conduct business as usual. At times, I've wondered if they were ever going to show up at all. At times I've wondered if they were there, and just being extra quiet. This past weekend, I believe I witnessed proof that they really do migrate. On Saturday, I went out with my recording gear to record one of my podcasts. I heard no turkeys on the property and came back in empty handed. I ended up at one of my listening posts, and just enjoyed the sunrise. On Sunday, my granddaughter went out with me, and we went back to the same spot. What cued me back was that when I got up that morning, there was a gobbler gobbling in the bottom down below that listening post. So we went out there. He didn't gobble much-- only a couple times in the half hour we were there. Still it was enough to get the Mooselette stirred up. Sunday afternoon, my security camera caught a gobbler on his way out of the bottom, waddling up into the pasture in back of the house. My guess is that by next weekend, the usual suspects will be back in their roosts with just 2 weeks left before season. My questions to you are as follows: 1) Do any of you see this seasonal migration? 2) What are they coming from? 3) What makes them move? This migration doesn't happen all years, or if it does, it happens before my return (usually just after March 1). In fact, some years, I've already gotten enough for 2 or 3 podcasts by now. This year has been a complete zilch. So was last year-- just no turkeys to record.