The spring turkey season is drawing to a close. The last day to hunt turkeys will be Wednesday.
So far, I've drawn a blank in my personal hunts. I must admit I haven't been hunting much, as the farm I hunt on has a creek in front of it that must be forded to get to the hunting area. Because of the amount of rain we have received lately, making the creek rise, my hunting time has been curtailed. So far, I have only heard one gobble as I said last week, but I will keep trying.
I called the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources headquarters in Frankfort to see if I could get a little better clarification on the "baited area" law. The gentleman I spoke to informed me that if turkeys are "going to, or coming from" a baited field or area they may not be hunted. I then asked him how a hunter would know if the bird was going to, or coming from, a baited area, especially if the "area" in question is a large one. He did not have a ready answer for me on that question, and tried to switch me over to law enforcement. The law enforcement didn't answer and I was cut off. Maybe my "gray area" is one they didn't want to delve into.