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#6837750 - 07/29/17 09:28 AM Only a few poults this year
Simple Searcher Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 5221
Loc: Helotes, Hext
In years past we have seen 40-50 poults on our place, this year we have 2.
We tend to be a sanctuary for turkeys because of our taller trees, heavy cover, open landing areas and an abundant food/water source. It is nothing strange to see 30-40 turkeys fly down from the roost during a morning deer hunt.
We trap heavy keeping the foxes and coons at a minimum. I watched a fox hunt down and take an adult turkey down quite easy, so I know foxes are an issue.
I also wonder if the eggs are being robbed before they hatch?
We still have the adult turkey population, makes me wonder why the low hatch count this year? Any ideas?

"Man is still a hunter, still a simple searcher after meat..." Robert C. Ruark

#6851000 - 08/09/17 04:30 PM Re: Only a few poults this year [Re: Simple Searcher]
boliverpete Offline
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Registered: 12/15/04
Posts: 1376
Loc: Burleson
A buddy of mine just asked me this same question the other day. Evidently you're not the only one that's noticed it.


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