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#6837750 - 07/29/17 09:28 AM Only a few poults this year
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Registered: 12/30/12
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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?
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#6851000 - 08/09/17 04:30 PM Re: Only a few poults this year [Re: Simple Searcher]
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Registered: 12/15/04
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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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