Silly turkeys!

Discussion in 'Trail Cam Photos & Pics from the stand' started by River rat86, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. River rat86

    River rat86 Active Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    St.charles mo.
    166BEF10-B231-4C3B-89C5-26A81024B142.jpeg dont they know it’s only February? 0586DB57-531E-47EF-AFD4-511B5BFB6C3B.jpeg Turkey rut never stops!
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  2. EZRA

    EZRA Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2016

  3. Hooks

    Hooks Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2010
    Down the bayou
    Saw the same thing yesterday.
  4. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    It's that time of year. Fun to watch.
  5. venatic

    venatic ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    I wish I'd get that many on my cameras. I only get a 1/2 dozen at best.
  6. techteacher

    techteacher Land buying addiction Lifetime Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    They have cabin fever also.
  7. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Hope them strutters dont fall over dead before season. :D
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  8. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    Their in the clear now, if the make past 12/31 into the new year all is good in the turkey hood
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  9. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    Many of them will. Early spring, prior to hunting season is a major period of natural mortality for adult gobblers.
  10. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013
    Why is that?????
  11. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    Because they break up from the larger groups to smaller groups or singles. They disperse into unfamiliar areas to breed. Both make them very vulnerable to predation. Also, they spar and fight which can cause injuries, broken wings etc that weaken them or prevent them from roosting or escaping.
  12. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Well, sh it.... guess I’ll save my money on tags this year.

    I should do that anyway given the past couple years. :D
  13. thwackaddict

    thwackaddict Senior Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    NW Missouri
    We won't be hunting turkeys again this year. There just aren't any to hunt. Gonna take about 3-5 years of good hatch and luck to get us back up to a decent population.
  14. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    It's carnage out there really. Be careful squirrel hunting guys. Don't trip over a dead turkey and hurt yourself.
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  15. MOFish20

    MOFish20 Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    Pretty good podcast on Meateater with head of NWTF if you need a good 1.5hr to kill on a drive:cheers: Pretty interesting discussion on the relocation efforts and why earlier attempts failed for various reasons. (Podcasts from them are always free)
  16. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    Nawww.... thats dumb. Plenty make it thru til season. Missouri has an extremely high turkey density, one of the highest in the nation. Just because maybe 20% may die before season, theres still 8 in 10 still out there to be hunted.
  17. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009

    MDC says there no reason not to hunt...

  18. CuivreDog2

    CuivreDog2 Addicted Habitat Junkie

    Mar 27, 2010
    Lincoln County, MO
    Looks like someone is chasing someone.................again!

    Who's in who's head - you two never cease to amaze me? :lame:
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