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Community => Photo & Video => Topic started by: Yelper Guy on December 06, 2019, 03:02:37 PM

Title: Residential Invasive Species?
Post by: Yelper Guy on December 06, 2019, 03:02:37 PM
A co-worker took this pic at lunchtime, just down the road from his house on the south hill in Spokane.
Some people love them, others not so much.
Some people avoid them when driving, others don't.
They really seem to be adapting to "the city life".
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Post by: Humptulips on December 06, 2019, 03:40:25 PM
Beats 'possums.
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Post by: boneaddict on December 06, 2019, 03:48:38 PM
or wolves......
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Post by: Birdguy on December 06, 2019, 07:19:38 PM
And a strutting tom is just plain fun to see and watch!! I can certainly see the negatives but the positives are many times over.
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Post by: buckcanyonlodge on December 07, 2019, 05:38:47 AM
Try 200 in your yard :guns:
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Post by: Caseknife on December 07, 2019, 07:00:00 AM
 :yeah:  They actually are good learners, knowing where to stay away from.
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Post by: TheStovePipeKid on December 07, 2019, 07:12:45 AM
My biggest concern with turkey is that poor nuisance control will lead to poor overall management which will lead to a breakdown in turkey hunting opportunity. It's great to know the turkey are doing well, but they are causing alot of problems with farms and homes in the high population areas. I focus my fall hunting on removing nuisance birds for farmers I've met on the East side, but alot of these places have 200 to 300 bird winter flocks. We took a few birds out of peoples front yards this fall. I wonder what the solution is.
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Post by: Jason on December 07, 2019, 07:19:42 AM
I watched a big old Tom turkey put chance on a bike rider in north Vancouver earlier this week. I thought it was funny, bike rider probably not so much.
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Post by: Birdguy on December 07, 2019, 10:14:52 AM
My biggest concern with turkey is that poor nuisance control will lead to poor overall management which will lead to a breakdown in turkey hunting opportunity. It's great to know the turkey are doing well, but they are causing alot of problems with farms and homes in the high population areas. I focus my fall hunting on removing nuisance birds for farmers I've met on the East side, but alot of these places have 200 to 300 bird winter flocks. We took a few birds out of peoples front yards this fall. I wonder what the solution is.

Trap and transfer was the best program we had as a tool to manage turkeys. When the NWTF was strong and the WDFW cared about them cause they were a new revenue stream there was $$ volunteers and a place to trap to and from. This is how vigilante game management takes hold! It would be easy with some support and communication to have it all so to speak.
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Post by: jeffro on December 07, 2019, 11:22:16 AM
They have cost my buddy a few days of being late to work and a new paint job on his truck.
Apparently black f-150s are a favorite roost for a couple big aggressive toms in his flock
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Post by: buckcanyonlodge on December 07, 2019, 11:27:58 AM
My biggest concern with turkey is that poor nuisance control will lead to poor overall management which will lead to a breakdown in turkey hunting opportunity. It's great to know the turkey are doing well, but they are causing alot of problems with farms and homes in the high population areas. I focus my fall hunting on removing nuisance birds for farmers I've met on the East side, but alot of these places have 200 to 300 bird winter flocks. We took a few birds out of peoples front yards this fall. I wonder what the solution is.

Trap and transfer was the best program we had as a tool to manage turkeys. When the NWTF was strong and the WDFW cared about them cause they were a new revenue stream there was $$ volunteers and a place to trap to and from. This is how vigilante game management takes hold! It would be easy with some support and communication to have it all so to speak.

Exactly...Trap the huge flocks and transplant to state land where they could bolster the existing flocks or new areas with suitable habitat. Giving hunters more areas to hunt..NWTF...get a permit and come to my house and trap as many as you can.
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Post by: KFhunter on December 07, 2019, 11:29:23 AM
I've been thinking about a little terrier type dog that runs fast but not too far,  to keep turkeys away from the house   :dunno:
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Post by: buckfvr on December 07, 2019, 11:50:49 AM
Tags should be 10$, 2 at a time, no limit for a while........
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Post by: KFhunter on December 07, 2019, 11:56:21 AM
Tags should be 10$, 2 at a time, no limit for a while........

naw, grouse rules.

limit 3/day

and they should make them legal to take with a pellet gun in urban areas  :chuckle:  :chuckle:
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Post by: buckfvr on December 07, 2019, 11:58:33 AM
 :yeah:    Thats even better......
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Post by: Birdguy on December 07, 2019, 12:52:56 PM
How bout we start with just a sound management plan before we go grouse rules  :chuckle:. We go grouse rules with two less than ideal winters in a row we will be talking turkeys like we talk Methow mule deer! Rather not be doing that.