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Offline Deerhunter21

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How predictable are Turkeys?
« on: April 21, 2022, 03:48:31 pm »
so on my way to school i always pass by a field. A couple weeks ago i saw a whole flock of turkeys and then the next day i saw 2, then i saw nothing. Now every couple of days i either see turkeys at 8:00 or 10:00 but i cant tell if they are the same ones.

I feel like there is a pattern... i know Deer and rabbits frequent their trails, and turkeys their roosts, but how predictable are turkeys outside of that? do they have a "Favorite" field or something? will the frequent specific fields or do they just wander?
« Last Edit: April 21, 2022, 04:11:55 pm by Deerhunter21 »
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Offline Buckskinner

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Re: How predictable are Turkeys?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2022, 04:57:35 pm »
Sometimes very, sometimes not.  I had them where I could tell what time it was when I saw them and others where they could leave the roost and go in any direction. If they are limited in food sources they can be very predictable especially in winter or before things start growing.  Just like most game, lots of variables can affect behavior.

Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: How predictable are Turkeys?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2022, 10:18:34 pm »
Just like deer, they are absolutely predictable until they aren't!

Just remember that even if you can't see them that doesn't mean they are not close by. That's why we call them!
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Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: How predictable are Turkeys?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2022, 11:37:15 pm »
Thatís what I was afraid of, but itís what I was expecting :).  Thanks for the answers guys! Hereís to hoping I can find hunting mentor and hopefully get a turkey.  :-M  :G
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: How predictable are Turkeys?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2022, 05:15:31 pm »
agree with above, ,but its a great start to see them,, hunt those areas and you will see somewhat of a pattern,, even if its not seeing them,,

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Re: How predictable are Turkeys?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2022, 07:48:16 am »
To me they are kind of like squirrel hunting, you go out on what you think is the prefect day and prefect place and seen nothing, then you go out on a bad day in a place you don't think much will happen and they are ever where, the key is spending time in the woods, when all else fails time in the wood will win. Be patient and when you think you have set long enough give it another hour, it will pay off if you stay with it. Good luck and as Brad said a good place to start is where you have been seeing them, they may not be there every day but they will for sure be back at some point.  ;) I also like to hunt places in the morning where i see them in very late afternoon, that tells me they will be roosting soon and will be close by come daylight. :)
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: How predictable are Turkeys?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2022, 03:07:30 pm »
yes that is Key,, if you think you sat long enough,, give it one more hour, it will pay off, when I was younger and more patient,, I killed lots of turkeys, just sitting and being still,, and after I stopped calling,, a gobbler would show up all strutting,, but never making a sound,, I would just hear him strut,, and there he was,, sneaking in all silent,,,,if I had left,, would have never seen him,,