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Offline mhanaford

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fall vs spring behavior
« on: May 02, 2020, 10:35:17 AM »
real quick question. i have a spot where i like to hunt mule deer every fall. each time i go, i always at least see turkey sign, and in the last couple years, ive actually seen and interacted with turkeys in the fall down around the orchards, but i rarely actually see the birds on public land. ive never hunted turkeys there before, so i dont know their normal spring behavior in the area (and now due to this whole corona virus thing, i dont really have much time to get out this year).

how does their spring behavior differ from fall behavior? would it be a mistake to think i might find them further away from the orchards this time of year, and possibly on public land?

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Re: fall vs spring behavior
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2020, 10:59:38 AM »
Flocks are way more broken up in the spring time because they are breeding and nesting. I shoot birds on public land every year in the spring time, some of these areas do not hold any birds during the fall/winter months.

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Re: fall vs spring behavior
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2020, 10:15:42 AM »
so its a good bet that theyve spread out into the hills a bit?

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Re: fall vs spring behavior
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2020, 10:32:37 AM »
Yes sir. I have lone toms and toms with a few hens coming through my property now. Havnt seen the big flock that hangs around in 6 weeks. All broke up in the hills chasing tail


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