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Re: What happened to the Wenas area?
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2018, 07:46:48 PM »
Some things I've learned about turkeys, from living here in the Wenas area for the last 15 years.
1. Turkey numbers are up, from 15 years ago. Considerably.
2. Just like deer and elk, there are 2 types of turkeys. Resident birds and migratory birds. We have a flock that migrates through here, that you can literally set your clock to. Normally no birds, right where I live, except for one week a year. Public ground birds tend to be migratory, private ground birds tend to be resident birds, I'm sure pressure is the reason.
3. Most hunters don't burn enough boot leather. With the gates we have up here for seasonal closure, most birds by the time season starts are miles from these gates, can you find a bird close to them, sure. But most of the birds close to these gates have been called at and harassed for at least a month prior to the opener. As soon as the toms start gobbling, there are people up here, schooling them to the sounds of hunters with turkey calls.
Exactly 100% truth!
Most hunters do not burn the boot leather, Iím good with that. My dad and I (he will be 69 this year) put on 9-10 miles a day in there while hunting Gobblers this year. But we both bagged birds and it was worth it.

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