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Old 03-19-2017, 10:59 PM   #191
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No. If there is fewer coons and plenty to eat they just move around till they are full. Coons are omnivores not omleteaters. Lol

What your saying is rediculous. Were it true there would be no turkeys. Coons would sniff out all the nests every year.


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Were it true there would be no turkeys. Coons would sniff out all the nests every year.
They do, unless the nests are in good habitat, which is why nothing else really matters except excellent nesting habitat and weather. Its not as if juvenile hens lay less productive eggs, or nest predators are better at finding them, they just arent as good at identifying quality nesting spots as adult hens.

If our turkey population relied on juvenile production you would be right, we wouldnt have any turkeys.


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So what type of habitat is so good Coons can't smell in it. Does it have predetermined nest sites equipped with ozonics. Lol
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:00 PM   #194
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So what type of habitat is so good Coons can't smell in it. Does it have predetermined nest sites equipped with ozonics. Lol
Maybe we should be planting wild mint for them to nest in.Maybe the giant snakes from the amazon can tell when egg suckers have been trimmed back and are starting there migration to get the eggs.
Instead of all the arguments based on, Aa who knows where it comes from, if he could just read the charts that give the information collected he would be able to see what it is telling us. Does the truth not lead him to where he wants to go ? Diversity does not occur when a few species are out of control. Whether it is the turkey or the egg suckers that are out of control it affects other critters as well.IT is all in the data MDC has compiled but he has to be able to understand what it tells him.
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No, im not. If you put 10 packages of berries, candy bars, whatever on 160 acres and leave them for 45 days they will all be gone as well. If there are 10 coons instead of 100 they may last longer, but they are gonna find em either way. Plus, coons have evolved over time to be proficient at finding and eating bird eggs. This is why your best option is to make whatever they are looking for much harder to find versus fewer seekers.

Plus, even if a coon has just eaten a bunch of berries, frogs, whatever and then walks past a turkey nest hes going to eat it or destroy it.
DO YOU HAVE THE trail cam proof of any of this? If a tree falls in a forest and nobody was there was there noise?
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Which candy bars, snickers or reeses? IIRC, possums really like reeses but coons only like baby ruths or schnickers.... Both of them hate O'henrys though from what I gather.
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Which candy bars, snickers or reeses? IIRC, possums really like reeses but coons only like baby ruths or schnickers.... Both of them hate O'henrys though from what I gather.
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