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One of the areas I hunt did some burns recently and although I know its good for turkey habitat I am curious if you guys have seen birds utilize that area in the weeks and months after a burn? Or is the benefit not realized till the following year? Or am I over thinking this? Lol
 

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We see them use our crp burned areas every year. Even our timber burns will get feeding and strutting use. Obviously not enough regrowth year one for nesting use.
 

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Same as 20', I burned in late march a couple years back, and if anyting they were in that area even more than before not long after that.
 

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I burned my timber sections in the evening a few sundays back... i went to check on one 4 acre patch to ensure it was burning itself out. It was still actively burning and I bumped the birds off the roost above the active burn. They will feed and search out any crispy bugs and acorns that were covered by the leaves. They love it but as stated before, clearly hens wont nest in it.
 

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from my limited experience with recently burned area just prior to turkey season, a resoundinmg yes the birds were in there REGULARLY.
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Burned ground will produce shrooms also, burnt ground warms quick.
 

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Thanks for the info guys... I've been seeing them in the area all week now and planning on taking my 12 yo daughter on her first turkey hunt.. Hoping we found a hotspot especially with the rain on Saturday... May make the field even more appealing to them
 
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