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Offline Russ McDonald

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Re: Fall season will be much longer bag limit 4
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2018, 02:05:10 PM »
Nope I haven't.  Turkey eye sight is pretty good and from I am told they can see color to.  The blind I use alot but even though I was camo head to toe the sun was shining in my face and the turkey spotted me.  As far as the turkey coming into while wearing hunter orange.  Must have been a dumb bird :chuckle:

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Re: Fall season will be much longer bag limit 4
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2018, 04:36:50 PM »
Iíve killed many birds with out camo or face cover.  Never have used a face cover.  Movement is more important than camo. 90% public land birds
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Re: Fall season will be much longer bag limit 4
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2018, 07:11:05 AM »
Turkeys see their environment differently than people. They respond to their visual world based upon threat avoidance learned over time and passed on from their mothers. Identifying a certain color as "danger" does not exist in this learned system. What is really happening is that certain colors may be more visible to them(as with us) and enables them to notice the real "danger" sign to them...movement.
This is why turkeys will walk right up to a blind, or car, or building without fear...it does not move. I do believe turkeys notice  unusual things in their environment and do stop, stare and watch for movement, but react based upon any movement rather than color or shape.
Now, it might just be my imagination, but it seems to me that turkeys can somehow sense danger in a way we don't understand. Ever had a turkey go into that "danger" mode when you know you have not been seen. Of course you have. They can't smell you, they can't see you, and yet something has tipped them off...any ideas??   

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Re: Fall season will be much longer bag limit 4
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2018, 08:24:48 AM »
One thing to remember is turkeys can see uva light. We can not. You could be reflecting uva light and have no clue.   I have seen birds that almost seen to have that sixth sense.  We may never know what sets them off.

I think the population can handle the added bag limits at least in my areas,117,124,121.  This fall season is when folks need to be knocking on doors and asking permission. This is when the turkeys really start to be a Nuisance to land owners. Much easier to get permission for the spring hunt when you help the land owner with fall problems.

Targeting toms is fine when Tom to hen ratios are good. But if there are way more hens than toms then thereís no competition and toms wonít be coming ing in to calls in the spring as they will have plenty of hens to tend right in front of them.  Need to keep these ratios in balance.   
As stated above the winter kill prob takes way more birds than hunters do!  May as well take the surplus animals before Mother Nature does.
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Re: Fall season will be much longer bag limit 4
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2018, 08:51:46 AM »
I hope they didn't make too substantial of an increase all at once. I think they should have made it private land only for a couple years to see if that would help move birds off the areas where problems are are caused. By placing all this pressure on public land birds it might cause a very negative impact for public land hunters in the long run.
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Re: Fall season will be much longer bag limit 4
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2018, 08:35:51 PM »
I hope they didn't make too substantial of an increase all at once. I think they should have made it private land only for a couple years to see if that would help move birds off the areas where problems are are caused. By placing all this pressure on public land birds it might cause a very negative impact for public land hunters in the long run.
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Re: Fall season will be much longer bag limit 4
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2018, 11:20:19 PM »
I hope they didn't make too substantial of an increase all at once. I think they should have made it private land only for a couple years to see if that would help move birds off the areas where problems are are caused. By placing all this pressure on public land birds it might cause a very negative impact for public land hunters in the long run.
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Re: Fall season will be much longer bag limit 4
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2018, 11:01:57 PM »
How hard of a hunt is the late season? If the hens are anything like they are right now it'll be a slaughter.
It's not really even a hunt the last part of the season-it's just a harvest.  I agree with the Magician, for the sake of the turkeys I hope most will target Toms.  It could be a real slaughter if everyone takes advantage of the large flocks you see in December and whacks 4 hens.

I agree I hope people target Toms.  Hens don't have any meat on them anyways. 😂  :chuckle:
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Re: Fall season will be much longer bag limit 4
« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2018, 08:05:08 AM »
I donít think it will effect a thing.. I watch Turkeys every year multiply like crazy without a real predator threat. I also believe most local hunters could give two craps about shooting a hen. What fun is that?? Iíve hunted turkeys for over 25 years and I only go out now to take someone whoís interested. Kinda lost the challenge and fun for me, like shooting fish in and barrel. I say if west siders want to burn fuel for a few hens, have at it. Iíve seen the same flock by my house almost double in size every year. Watch each hen with 5-7 chicks grow to adulthood. I say blaze away :)

 

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