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Turkey hunting should be great with plenty of 2-3 year old Toms in 2023.đź‘Ť

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giles

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How does this relate to more turkeys? They have plenty of bugs and seeds to eat without these.
 

giles

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This will be a surplus of food which should help ensure a extra health development.
But but but...people say they don't make it past the egg stage. It's the nest robbers that are hurting the population, not the food.
 

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Many of the nest robbing species also will eat cicadas and won't have to work hard to fill up on them.
Now that I would buy for a dollar. đź‘Ť

But, in turn that also means they will have healthy populations for the coming years also. So the balance here would be to increase your harvest on them also.
 

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I guess what I am trying to say is that we need to increase trapping also. Otherwise we are just going to continue to hurt ourselves. Those of you turkey lovers seem to love your turkeys but do very little to actually help them. Some of you claim to love it more than deer hunting. But why only during the spring? If you love it so much, why not try and protect it a little more? Food for thought and one of the things that has made me scratch my head for years. One of the many reason I make fun of turkey hunters, lol.
 

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thank for that George. OH has three broods varying by county. The farm was in the 2016 Brood V and you are spot on, 2018 and 2019 were great years for turkey hunting. IF you can travel to hunt birds the map below shows the Brood hatch, just roll in 2 -3 years later!

Of course spring weather has big part in the polts hatching success - a cicada hatch is a interesting biological event we are able to witness.
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