Got a little info this weekend while visiting the New Turkey coordinator with the Game and Fish. They have already set a tentative time for the 2013 season to open unless something major changes. It is April 20th on a Saturday.........:skeptical: The reasoning I was given was that as of now, the info they have to go by is that the hens are only about 20% bread at the current opening dates and by waiting another week the numbers will be around 40 %. I pressed them on the issue about not taking Jakes and allowing those as breeding stock, if that would not be enough. Also if the hens bread once, if this was not adequate for a entire clutch. Also if their data was solid on the percentages bread on this date. Was their data founded on second nesting efforts or first attempt efforts.........:shrug: I got no solid answers on those questions except that going by the data they have received from the Muddy study in the 90's and the poult counts they were getting now was what they were biasing their decisions on. Our current NWTF Biologist did step up and say that one breeding has been shown to handle as many a 3 clutches of eggs. I was also told that they could only control 2 things, opening dates and harvest numbers. I disagreed and mentioned predator factors and supplemental feeding issues but got little input on the predator issue and only that Supplemental feeding should be stopped, but that was up to hunters as of now. My confidence in the current thought process of the Game and Fish is dropping like a rock day by day. No strong leadership to make bold decisions that could positively affect our overall turkey population seems to be in place. I have also heard that the commissioners are looking into this situation again......Just be prepared for anything next year if this happens and set up your hunting trips for further north unless some decisions are altered between now and then ( which is very possible).