Where they been all winter?

Discussion in 'Turkey Photo Gallery' started by UrbanHunter, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. UrbanHunter

    UrbanHunter Well-Known Member

    Weird. Every spring I get gazillions of turks. Somewhere around June, they disappear, and I don't see them again until Feb/March.
    This is a group of about a dozen. See them every day. turks2018.JPG
  2. Bloodtrail 1

    Bloodtrail 1 Grand PooBah

    Dec 11, 2007
    I have 0 turkeys on my place right now. I have lots of birds usually and since I'm still in a legal county, I have 3 corn feeders going now. All deer pics, 0 turkeys. Haven't seen one since November.
    I have no doubt we will have a good spring season, but none around right now! Weird.

  3. huntnfool

    huntnfool Active Member

    Oct 10, 2011
    Central Mo
    Turkeys tend to winter up in certain areas this time of year. They will disperse as spring gets closer. Don't worry too much for now.
  4. techteacher

    techteacher Land buying addiction Lifetime Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    I have a farm we have lots all fall and winter come turkey season they vanish I wish I had your problem.
  5. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    For someone to see the big flock somebody else has to see none. Our flocks got together thru the fall and then all but disappeared later in the winter. Probably part of a huge flock on a crop stubble field about now.
  6. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Round us they disappear in September

    They are there when I dove hunt

    However Oct 1 there’s just a band of gobblers

    And I really want the 3/4 grown ones to eat

    Turkeys are a species I think only the Lord understands
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  7. Hooks

    Hooks Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2010
    Down the bayou
    There are properties I hunt where there are always no birds at the beginning of the season and by the end of the season i can always count on them being there.
    The key to those late season spots are placed where the cattle keep the grass eaten down low, providing good strutting areas after other places are all grown up.
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  8. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013
    Always purchase winter feed with corn or add it for the cattle . Turkeys love scratching through that mound of organic fertilizer to get to the grain!
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  9. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Seasonal changes dictate a turkeys life. Bugs and acorns create big changes.
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