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For those that think you are hunting the same bird in the same tree day to day....

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I witness this a lot on my place. There usually are 6-8 gobblers I can hear every year. They rotate between conservation land, the neighbors, and occasionally roost on the edge of my place. Very seldom do the gobble on the same place on back to back mornings. I do feel that the second week they are more likely to be on my place and the neighbors. I dont know if it is hunting pressure but if for sure has to do with the heavy grazing on my neighbors fields. They like the short grass.
 

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I`ve been on my lease for 3 years now and spend ALOT of time scouting and patterning turkey and deer.....my turkeys are highly mobile and rarely roost in the same places, sometimes over a mile apart on consecutive days.
 

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That chart isn't overly statistically significant as presented. The max, upper quartile, median, and lower quartile are very similar pre and post hunt. The biggest change from pre to post hunt is in the minimum. Given the small changes in every other statistical measure, that could be caused by a small number of birds drastically changing their habits.

Providing more details may make the information more compelling.

Not that I am saying that the birds dont jump around. But I am saying that the pre and post hunt jumping level of jumping around isn't very different.
 

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That chart isn't overly statistically significant as presented. The max, upper quartile, median, and lower quartile are very similar pre and post hunt. The biggest change from pre to post hunt is in the minimum. Given the small changes in every other statistical measure, that could be caused by a small number of birds drastically changing their habits.

Providing more details may make the information more compelling.

Not that I am saying that the birds dont jump around. But I am saying that the pre and post hunt jumping level of jumping around isn't very different.
True. I dont think that was what was being pointed out though. His point was that contrary to many beliefs, the same bird doesnt use the same roost day after day.
 
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I always assumed a bird had a handful of places they like to roost and head to whichever strikes their fancy on any given day.

Be curious to see if he has data to support that hypothesis, or if nightly roosting is truly just random...
 

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I always assumed a bird had a handful of places they like to roost and head to whichever strikes their fancy on any given day.

Be curious to see if he has data to support that hypothesis, or if nightly roosting is truly just random...
They have data showing that these birds return to the same areas to roost over and over, they just rotate around. Meaning a bird may have 5 roost sites but he doesnt stay at the same one more than one night very often.

That being said, this applies to easterns. Rios are a whole other story for obvious reasons.
 

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They have data showing that these birds return to the same areas to roost over and over, they just rotate around. Meaning a bird may have 5 roost sites but he doesnt stay at the same one more than one night very often.

That being said, this applies to easterns. Rios are a whole other story for obvious reasons.
Gotcha. And I am very familiar with Rio habits :)
 

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This applies to easterns in what type of habitat? 3 years ago we had 2 gobblers roosted up on a ridge top. Got in there on day 1 and had both come right in and my buddy smoked 1. Next day I took another friend up there and he missed, roosted in the same spot. The next day I had a tag again and went up there and killed him, same roost. This data seems pretty insignificant to me since every property is different and turkeys will be turkeys
 

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This applies to easterns in what type of habitat? 3 years ago we had 2 gobblers roosted up on a ridge top. Got in there on day 1 and had both come right in and my buddy smoked 1. Next day I took another friend up there and he missed, roosted in the same spot. The next day I had a tag again and went up there and killed him, same roost. This data seems pretty insignificant to me since every property is different and turkeys will be turkeys
Georgia and several other states.

Are you sure it was the same bird?
 

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Georgia and several other states.

Are you sure it was the same bird?
He had a tattoo of a pirate ship on his left breast.......
 
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