Reg ?

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by Snowman, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. Snowman

    Snowman New Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    Why do shooting hours end at 1:00pm? Is it something to do with so no one shoots roosted birds? Or maybe that hunting later cuts into social hour? Just curious as I do not know!
  2. Bricky

    Bricky Active Member

    Jul 11, 2003
    Bonne Terre Mo.
    my understanding is so that it gives the hens more undisturbed time to sit on there nest.
    which doesent yealy work where i hunt
    cuz i am usually out looking for mushrooms:cheers:

  3. Transplanted Hoosier

    Transplanted Hoosier New Member

    Oct 16, 2002
    I hear it is to reduce pressure on the birds, increase breading success etc etc etc.

    JBMan and I are going to take my camper and boat to lake Wappepello for opening weekend at least, use the boat to cross to a ridge I heard a ton of gobblers on a couple years ago for the morning hunt. Then go fishing in the afternoon and evening, if someone doesn't beat us to the spot, we can park the camper about 10 feet from a mooring place for the boat. The whites should be making thier spring run about then :banana:
  4. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    I've been told the regs are that way so the hens have peace and quiet to sit on their nest. When they fly down from their roost they usually feed for a few hours and around 11 or so go to their nest and lay their egg. Don't know if this is true or not but my grandfather told me they only lay one or two eggs a day until they have a dozen or more. They leave the nest for the roost each night until they have a full nest to hatch. That is when they start sitting on them constantly for them to hatch with a short break now and then for a quick meal and drink. While they are still laying their clutch of eggs is when the coons, skunks, possums and yotes invade their nests. They can have as many as three clutches of eggs by the initial fertilization until they are successful with a hatch. That is when they have to deal with the hawks, owls, bobcats, ferrel cats and yotes. It is a wonder that any at all ever survive all of the predators that are out to get them. AND humans start chasing them down with out shotguns. Oh.....the life of a turkey..... not the greatest.
  5. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    So you have time to shroom hunt of course :cheers:
  6. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    It is a cooperative effort between the major beer breweries and the Mdc. It leaves all afternoon to drink beer and fish etc. Since turkey hunting is'nt a sport to be indulged in while under the influence the Mdc and brewers came to this compromise when turkey season first started in Missouri, and the tradition continues today. I personally feel it is my civic duty to participate in this great show of bipartison cooperation between the two sides.:D

  7. shortmag

    shortmag New Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    Heck I didnt think I liked Politics!
    nuf said.
  8. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Thanks Henry for my History Lesson for the Day. I just may have to participate in the observance of this bipartison cooperaton as well.
  9. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    hahah yesss henry you got it man

    :cheers: :cheers: