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Author Topic: Lost Flock?  (Read 797 times)

Offline Bearclaw

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Lost Flock?
« on: November 25, 2019, 07:32:12 PM »
I had mentioned in a previous post that I thought we had lost the flock of turkeys in the area of private ground that I hunt. Last year there was a huge flock that totally disappeared right before spring gobbler season. This past summer there was a flock of around 15 that eventually disappeared also. I did kill one that I wasn't sure if she was with the flock as she came in from over my right shoulder and walked from right to left and I couldn't move to look because she was so close. A recent trail camera picture showed that for whatever reasons, the hugr flock is back! I counted close to thirty turkeys in this group. Hope they stick around for spring gobbler season!

« Last Edit: November 25, 2019, 07:42:53 PM by Bearclaw »
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Lost Flock?
« on: November 25, 2019, 07:32:12 PM »
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Lost Flock?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2019, 07:48:24 PM »
I don't know BC, but in the fall the birds tend to gather back up in big flocks and depending on the food sources they're favoring, you'll either see dozens or none.  I've seen the same thing happen down south on my bro in law's place although with the increase in bobcats and high water, we haven't been seeing big flocks for several years now in the fall.
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Offline NWIAdeerhunter

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Re: Lost Flock?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 06:47:49 AM »
every year about the same time on my uncles place he has a flock of turkeys show up every spring.  not sure when they leave but every spring in early april they show back up. probably close to 50 birds
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Offline yari

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Re: Lost Flock?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 10:40:32 AM »
they are just vacuums to any food they can find. acorns? i think they really compete w/ deer food around here

spring isn't too far off. make room in the freezer
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Online dave 1211

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Re: Lost Flock?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 04:27:35 PM »
they flock up in the fall and then spread way out in the spring totally different areas during the year
time for food plots deer season is coming 10/1/20

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