I have hunted in several states in the southeast this year. Limited in three and killed multiple birds in others. People I have taken have also killed several birds. Only reason to mention all this preceding info is to say I have spent the last two months in the woods about daily, and have first hand observation experience. Bottom line on gobbling is that the birds just did not gobble like normal (in the past years) about anywhere I hunted. I also scouted hard two weeks before the season and had some trial cameras in likely places and even though birds were around all those places they just didn't gobble much. An example In N Florida opening weekend, between two old birds I killed there was one gobble between them on two separate days. They drummed but didn't gobble. Seemd to be the pattern on every opening day I hunted anywhere; peak gobbling had occurred before season; of course the biologists would say that is the way it is supposed be. Now friends who are hunting in Pa, NY, etc are seeing same issues in lack of gobbling. Like zero. I think a serious factor on the lack of gobbling is predation. A hen turkey gps transmitter study currently underway in the south indicates that in the test area a staggering 90% of first nests by hens were destroyed by mammalian predators…not necessarily coyotes (coons, skunks, etc). >But the coyote populations are so high in the southeast and now northeast that I have concluded a adult gobbler has learned that gobbling draws predators, either us with guns or coyotes. Just my view.