I think the main advantage is getting first crack at the birds, and potentially fewer hunters in the field. If you're hunting in a high-pressure area, then this aspect alone may help a lot. There has also been some debate as to whether it is easier to call turkeys in April than May, but it's pretty hard to come to a certain conclusion on that debate.What is the advantage to a LE turkey tag? Is it a much better hunt than the general season?
If the goal is to not kill a bird I'd certainly not waste my money on a tag. Just load your camera and get out there. Much joy can be had by just being in the presence of turkeys. Nothing much cooler than daybreak in the woods sitting under a flock of turkeys as they come to life greeting a new day. Or you could try calling in a big old Tom...plenty of fun there even without a kill. Just some idol thoughts spurred by hawglip's comments.That statistic would seem to outweigh most everything else if the goal is to kill a bird...
I just went back by memory the last 9 years with a UT tag to see what it looked like for me personally. My tag success rate is the same, but it does appear I fill the tag quicker with an LE tag than with the general on average:Success rates on LE hunts are twice as high as they are on the general hunt,...