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Offline yari

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« on: January 07, 2018, 01:29:37 PM »
we have 2 big toms and 2 jakes at the feeder every day. it just amazes me how often the toms step on their beards. one beard is 8-9" and the other is 11-12".  if the snow gets deeper, the beard tips will start breaking off
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Re: turkeys
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 03:22:08 PM »
That is interesting, about turkeys stepping on their beards.  Haven't seen any turkeys around here, for probably 2 months.
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Re: turkeys
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 03:54:20 PM »
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Re: turkeys
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 07:52:11 PM »
i have a flock in the city limits outside my office that comes out every day into a cut bean field. there must be 50 birds. there are busy roads on 2 sides of the field. city birds are just goofy
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Re: turkeys
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 09:37:50 PM »
Yeah Yari, seems like the beards are a bit fragile anyway, wonder how fast they grow.  The tips are often worn or broken on a big tom from dragging around and getting stepped on, maybe they need some mustache wax to keep them curled up and out of the way?
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 07:45:04 PM »
I hope they trip past you when you are out there!
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Re: turkeys
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 09:17:02 PM »
they have been AOL for about a week now. same w/ the work flock. must have moved to a different food source
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Re: turkeys
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 10:49:15 AM »
Good to hear they are moving around I agree I hope one trips about 25 yds in front of you during the season.
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Re: turkeys
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 09:58:15 AM »
I assume that is why southern birds seem to have longer thicker beards beards. The snow freezing on them and breaking it off.
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Re: turkeys
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2018, 02:30:48 PM »
I assume that is why southern birds seem to have longer thicker beards beards. The snow freezing on them and breaking it off.

yes sir. in year w/o a lot of snow, we get longer beards in the spring hunt
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