It’s the youth turkey hunt, a day when our hunters 15 and under get a chance to get a bead on a gobbler a week before we do.
It’s also Trout Heritage Day, the one day a year when the DGIF announces ahead of time what waters will be stocked so anglers can make their plans ahead of time.
I have a third potential conflict. The past two years I’ve run a the Roanoke River 5K on the first Saturday in April. It’s a small race put on by a local high school cross country and track program. (It used to be Northside, but now is William Byrd since coach Jeremy Woods changed schools.) So it’s for a good cause. And the race is a good early-season fitness gauge, so it’s tempting. One thing is certain: Both fishing and turkey hunting are much more fun than the 20-minute on-the-verge-of-puking effort that is a 5K. (See picture of me on the verge of puking at the Drumstick Dash.)
I’m taking the kids crappie fishing Saturday evening, so I think trout fishing is probably out for us. If one of them wanted to turkey hunt, I’d do that. But they don’t really have the hunting bug. And I can promise you they don’t have the get-up-early bug.
So I have a feeling I’ll be running.
What about you guys?
Turkey hunt? Trout fish? Both? Or run and puke with me?