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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!
 

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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:
 

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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:
 

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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 *****, 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 THEN......us humans start chasing them down with out shotguns. Oh.....the life of a turkey..... not the greatest.
 

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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

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Originally posted by henry
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

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Heck I didnt think I liked Politics!
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nuf said.
 

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Thanks Henry for my History Lesson for the Day. I just may have to participate in the observance of this bipartison cooperaton as well.
 
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