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Author Topic: Flock of Turkeys  (Read 418 times)

Offline BLUETOE

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Flock of Turkeys
« on: January 15, 2020, 09:12:20 AM »
I got a chance to check my one and only trail cam. The camera is in a big thick pine thicket, I have gotten some pics off deer on and off all year nothing really big. Well Sunday I check it it's been 3 weeks- and it was full of turkey pics!! They were every evening. So it was only an hour before dark so I climbed in my stand and waited- 15 mins maybe I got 20-25 turkeys coming through. No gobblers but some nice big hens in the group. I watched them move through and when they were just out of sight they went to roost maybe 50 yds from me. I waited until it was good and dark to slip out. So I will cross my fingers that they stay around until our winter season on Jan 23. my buddy has a turkey dog he is training and he hasn't killed one for he yet so I'll get them down and try to get the dog one if they stay.
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Re: Flock of Turkeys
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 09:54:42 AM »
You must have had a great hatch this past spring.  We seem to have larger groups of hens and spring pullets around here in VA too.
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Re: Flock of Turkeys
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 11:58:28 AM »
you guys out there have some odd seasons!!!! I never heard of a winter turkey season or turkey dogs @--0--0105

good luck
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Re: Flock of Turkeys
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 03:24:50 PM »
Turkey dog, new one on me. Good luck with the turkeys.
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Re: Flock of Turkeys
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 07:28:04 PM »
looking good bluetoe. I see them everyday down the road 20-25 they did well and no snow right now jan. 15th so they might survive...they are all over here with the deer too....
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Re: Flock of Turkeys
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 09:33:34 PM »
looking good bluetoe. I see them everyday down the road 20-25 they did well and no snow right now jan. 15th so they might survive...they are all over here with the deer too....

I don't know that you can kill them. we had a terrible winter last year and I was still seeing big broods. I have no idea what they can eat when there is 3-4' of snow. they are tough as nails though

I'd like to hunt them at the cabin in the forest, but I fear I would call a bear or wolf in from behind. that would be interesting, since you can't turn to see what's coming. i'd be a sitting duck. maybe I could have a buddy come up and sit back to back
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Re: Flock of Turkeys
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 09:44:27 PM »
Good luck Bluetoe! Sounds like a good place to hunt them and hope you nail one! I got my 'fall' turkey when it wasn't that cold. This time around for you could be different. Take plenty of chemical heat packs!!
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Re: Flock of Turkeys
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2020, 02:11:31 PM »
Good luck Bluetoe! Sounds like a good place to hunt them and hope you nail one! I got my 'fall' turkey when it wasn't that cold. This time around for you could be different. Take plenty of chemical heat packs!!
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Re: Flock of Turkeys
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2020, 09:00:23 AM »
Turkeys tend to flock together in the winter. People see them feeding in open fields, and are amazed ti see that many turkeys together. Later in the spring, the flocks break up into smaller groups. While fall hunting can be cold, I remember my first soring hunt in Michigan. 2 inches of fresh snow. I wore the same stuff I would wear for deer hunting in the fall. No, I didn't get one that year.
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