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#5670940 - 03/26/15 05:33 PM Turkey Tracks
DrummingStick Offline
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Brand New to this Forum as of today.
The one thing I like after a rain is you can see the Turkey Tracks so clearly and following them you can tell if a gobbler has been there by the dropping.

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#5671062 - 03/26/15 06:50 PM Re: Turkey Tracks [Re: DrummingStick]
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Welcome to THF JoAnne Davis! welcome

You can tell by the track if its a gobbler. Middle toe will be longer than the others, and the impression will be deeper.

Gman
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#5671347 - 03/26/15 09:24 PM Re: Turkey Tracks [Re: Gamblinman]
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Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
Welcome to THF JoAnne Davis! welcome

You can tell by the track if its a gobbler. Middle toe will be longer than the others, and the impression will be deeper.

Gman


Draw a line between the end of the outer toes on a turkey track, if the line intersects the third joint back from the tip it is a Gobbler track, the middle pad it is a hen. That works even on chicks that have just hatched, or adult birds. After a while a quick glance and you know the sex of the bird that made the tracks
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#5671352 - 03/26/15 09:26 PM Re: Turkey Tracks [Re: DrummingStick]
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welcome to the THF and to turkey hunting
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#5671593 - 03/26/15 11:07 PM Re: Turkey Tracks [Re: DrummingStick]
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Look at tracks and scat. If dropping forms a J or hook, it's a gobbler.
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#5671655 - 03/27/15 04:49 AM Re: Turkey Tracks [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1


Draw a line between the end of the outer toes on a turkey track, if the line intersects the third joint back from the tip it is a Gobbler track, the middle pad it is a hen. That works even on chicks that have just hatched, or adult birds. After a while a quick glance and you know the sex of the bird that made the tracks



Very cool kmon1...never knew that...I can pretty much just look at a track and tell, but this would help to confirm.

Gman
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#5672040 - 03/27/15 09:54 AM Re: Turkey Tracks [Re: DrummingStick]
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welcome
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#5673250 - 03/28/15 03:57 AM Re: Turkey Tracks [Re: kmon1]
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Thank you Kmon1 first for the welcome and for an in depth description. Been around Turkey Hunters pretty much my whole life, I'm sure they knew that but I never had a clue, Maybe they thought I knew. [b][/b]I should have asked. I do know the difference in the Hen & Gobbler Droppings

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#5673251 - 03/28/15 04:01 AM Re: Turkey Tracks [Re: Cajun Raider]
DrummingStick Offline
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Thanks, Cajun Raider This I did know.

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#5673252 - 03/28/15 04:04 AM Re: Turkey Tracks [Re: Gamblinman]
DrummingStick Offline
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Gablinman It is good to know.

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#5673254 - 03/28/15 04:09 AM Re: Turkey Tracks [Re: Gamblinman]
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happy3Thanks for all the Welcome to this site.

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#5673257 - 03/28/15 04:42 AM Re: Turkey Tracks [Re: DrummingStick]
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Good luck, and good hunting smile
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