Hey guys I was wondering what your thoughts on this subject would be. I have about 100 acres of land directly behind my house and another 100-150 acres across the road. I was talking to a guy that lives at the upper part of the parcel about the turkey hunting the past few years. He said the same thing that I did. The turkeys just dont act like they used to around here. It used to be that you would hear gobblers sound off all the way through the morning and hens as well. It used to be that I could walk back there and work at least one gobbler almost every morning I would go out. Now you dont hear them at all. they dont shock gobble or anything. The guy I talked to goes out every morning and listens for them and he hasnt heard one all spring. A hen or a gobbler. He said that its not the hunting pressure because the only acess to the land is right beside his house and he has only seen 5 cars there the entire season and he is always outside during the day and has heard no shots either. I was thinking that maybe the predators have got them pretty quiet. I have seen a few coyotes back there and a ton of coons. I was thinking that maybe they stopped gobbling because everytime they do a coyote is right on top of them. And the hens dont talk because they dont want the raccoons to tear up their nests. Also the only male turkeys that I, or my father have seen have been toms, very few hens and no jakes at all. Is there any reason for there being no jakes? Is there any validity to these theories? If its not hunting pressure or predators, what could it be? Just seeing what everyone thinks about this. Thanks for reading.