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I would have never known it either had I not gotten into this pising match with todd. Ive learned a ton about turkeys because of this.I had no idea that my 3 Tom Turkeys roam 4000 acres surrounding my place. No wonder they have such loooong legs. That's a long ways for a turkey to walk or fly. Learned sumpin new today. Who said you can't teach an old dog a new trick?
Basically what happens is a hen uses her home range most of the year but when winter flocks break up and nesting gets close she leaves her home range and heads to an area that most of the time she has never been before to breed and nest. When she has her poults she will many times walk them a long distance to a brooding area. In the fall they group up with other hens and poults then in the spring the cycle repeats. I havent determined whether the hens bring their brood back to the original home range or if they establish a new one, thats a question I will ask.
The males travel long distances after winter breakup. I know Jason said they had lots of males that were over 10 miles from where they were trapped and gpsed.