Some numbers are out for the 2017 nesting season. Statewide THE H TO P RATIO WAS AGAIN A PITIFUL .8. In the northeast region where i am the h to p ratio was1.1. A REAL REASON WHY the h to p ratio was so pitiful is found when it is reported that only 35 percent of the hens had a brood. Believing that the long term numbers collected by mdc are not lying and in fact show that what is possible in turkey production up here move in lock step with the bait station reports on coon population density. The coon population density has multiplied 5 times since 1989 while the state has lost over 75 percent of the turkey.The problem is a bear market is coon fur prices. In my case i spent some of the long term built up coon frustration on knocking there population back. IN MY CASE REMOVING 70 COON 9 SKUNK AND 19 POSSUM BEFORE LAST YEARS HATCH. Of course only having 35 percent of the hens in the region being shown to have had the ability to hatch a egg would hurt the hen to pout ratio.But IN MY CASE AFTER THE ADJUSTMENT DOWN PAYMENT ON EGG SUCKER DENSITY I HAD 11 OF 14 HENS THAT HAD A BROOD.INSTEAD OF A HEN TO POUT RATIO OF 1.1 CHICKS PER HEN I HAD 3.57 CHICKS PER HEN. one year does not prove that what all those numbers have been telling us is correct but the results for year one are what they should have been if we have the answer at last. I am not yet done with the self cure for mad coon disease but next years turkey hatch will be minus another 82 coon and 16 possum. From looking at the age and sex of the coon now being removed i am confident that the coon population density is falling off of the 28 year ledge of multiplying density.Where the sex ratio of the first 70 coon was pretty close to equal and the sex of the older mature coon was also pretty equal. the majority of the coon being removed are now yearlings and male yearlings. OUT OF THE LAST 11 MATURE COON REMOVED 2 WERE FEMALE. Others also have responded to what they see is a real problem, i would expect there results to diverge from the control area in similar big time ways.I am totally confident that even if the weather for hatching a egg this year is the worst we have seen in the last 29 years the results at Hazelville will be better than the region next year because to have the eggs sucked you have to have the female egg suckers to give us the out of control egg sucking pests in diversity destroying density. How about it Henry did you year one results blow the pitiful production of do wrong / do nothing out of the water. I am still waiting for Hawk to tell us how bad the fur harvest of the racoon was last year. MY guess is that the numbers of coon furs sold last year in the state of MISSOURI will be under 20,000 furs , and a new record low for the chart which has been collected since 1944. As we already know the coon havest was 200,000 in 10 out of the 20 years previous to 1989. and fell below 150,000 only 3 times .