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Turkey season coming, got birds? #7146824
01/20/21 05:56 PM
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Wanted to check sets in this field without driving in the soft dirt, I knew the birds were in there so I snuck in from behind the row of cedar trees from a adjoining pasture and they kept coming to me.

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Re: Turkey season coming, got birds? [Re: Law Dog] #7146829
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Wow very nice.See about 30 in one flock myself this morning at a local cattle farm.


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Re: Turkey season coming, got birds? [Re: Law Dog] #7146830
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Re: Turkey season coming, got birds? [Re: Law Dog] #7146837
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Gobbling in my yard the last couple days.

Given Nebraska's fickle weather, I'd think it's a little early to start nesting though. eek




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Re: Turkey season coming, got birds? [Re: Law Dog] #7146852
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We used to have them like that here in South Ga, but not anymore. It was a gradual decline since 2005 -2007. Been low population (compared to what it used to be) for about 10 to 12 years.

It was common here in early 2000s to see 100 plus birds/day....fall and winter flocks of 30 to 50 were everywhere.

Not anymore. 5 to 8 birds together in the fall/winter is the new norm now. 1, maybe 2, gobbling on a spring morning, when it was 8 to 10 gobbling every morning.

Ga DNR is looking at changing the season, the limits, etc. But, our biologists don't have a clue what caused this.


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Re: Turkey season coming, got birds? [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7146864
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
We used to have them like that here in South Ga, but not anymore. It was a gradual decline since 2005 -2007. Been low population (compared to what it used to be) for about 10 to 12 years.

It was common here in early 2000s to see 100 plus birds/day....fall and winter flocks of 30 to 50 were everywhere.

Not anymore. 5 to 8 birds together in the fall/winter is the new norm now. 1, maybe 2, gobbling on a spring morning, when it was 8 to 10 gobbling every morning.

Ga DNR is looking at changing the season, the limits, etc. But, our biologists don't have a clue what caused this.


Hmmm...that sounds very similar to where I am in Southern Iowa. 10+ years ago there were LOTS of turks...now, probably about 10-15% of what there used to be and it's been down like that for years now.

Re: Turkey season coming, got birds? [Re: Law Dog] #7146873
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Lol!
They where following that can of shelled corn, you were rattling in your hand! Lol

Been seeing large flocks of them also. I see a lot of feathers in places where the predator's are getting some.

Last edited by snowy; 01/20/21 06:28 PM.

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Re: Turkey season coming, got birds? [Re: Law Dog] #7146903
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Here if you have turkeys you have cats so I enjoy seeing them I like hunting them also.


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Re: Turkey season coming, got birds? [Re: Law Dog] #7147072
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Our season is still open until the end of the month. Probably shoot another out of the yard this weekend. I can see hundreds in a day if I go for a hour drive.


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Re: Turkey season coming, got birds? [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7147101
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
We used to have them like that here in South Ga, but not anymore. It was a gradual decline since 2005 -2007. Been low population (compared to what it used to be) for about 10 to 12 years.

It was common here in early 2000s to see 100 plus birds/day....fall and winter flocks of 30 to 50 were everywhere.

Not anymore. 5 to 8 birds together in the fall/winter is the new norm now. 1, maybe 2, gobbling on a spring morning, when it was 8 to 10 gobbling every morning.

Ga DNR is looking at changing the season, the limits, etc. But, our biologists don't have a clue what caused this.

Same for me here in West Central Ga. I hope they shorten the season and lower the limit. I only wish I knew what caused it. But I will say the same thing is happening right now in KY where I hunt. Use to be so many turkeys it was hard to hunt. Now I hear less and less every year.

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Originally Posted by SundanceMtnMan
Our season is still open until the end of the month. Probably shoot another out of the yard this weekend. I can see hundreds in a day if I go for a hour drive.

Wow.May here.


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Re: Turkey season coming, got birds? [Re: PSPH17] #7147127
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Originally Posted by PSPH17
Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
We used to have them like that here in South Ga, but not anymore. It was a gradual decline since 2005 -2007. Been low population (compared to what it used to be) for about 10 to 12 years.

It was common here in early 2000s to see 100 plus birds/day....fall and winter flocks of 30 to 50 were everywhere.

Not anymore. 5 to 8 birds together in the fall/winter is the new norm now. 1, maybe 2, gobbling on a spring morning, when it was 8 to 10 gobbling every morning.

Ga DNR is looking at changing the season, the limits, etc. But, our biologists don't have a clue what caused this.

Same for me here in West Central Ga. I hope they shorten the season and lower the limit. I only wish I knew what caused it. But I will say the same thing is happening right now in KY where I hunt. Use to be so many turkeys it was hard to hunt. Now I hear less and less every year.

Same here in Southern Ohio. You guys arenít alone. The first year I hunted my buddies new 300 acre farm there had to been 30 Tomís on it. Now your lucky to hear two gobbling on it.


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Re: Turkey season coming, got birds? [Re: Law Dog] #7147166
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Re: Turkey season coming, got birds? [Re: Law Dog] #7147176
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We hunt gobblers only in April and May. Either sex September through January 31. Five birds a year as long as you buy the tags.


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Re: Turkey season coming, got birds? [Re: Law Dog] #7147186
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Iím going up to do a Black Hills hunt this spring. Just wandering about the turkey population there, if you have any insight Law Dog?

Re: Turkey season coming, got birds? [Re: Law Dog] #7147188
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Re: Turkey season coming, got birds? [Re: OKforester] #7147196
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Originally Posted by OKforester
Iím going up to do a Black Hills hunt this spring. Just wandering about the turkey population there, if you have any insight Law Dog?


Stay away from Custer hunt the high country just below the snow line you see a red Toyota itís me.


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Originally Posted by Law Dog
Originally Posted by OKforester
Iím going up to do a Black Hills hunt this spring. Just wandering about the turkey population there, if you have any insight Law Dog?


Stay away from Custer hunt the high country just below the snow line you see a red Toyota itís me.

Thanks, I will be in the silver Tacoma.

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