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mrex

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Was watching some turkeys in the yard this morning…



One of the gobblers peeled off a small group of hens from the rest of the flock and eventually chased off all but one…











I have said for years that a lot of breeding takes place long before the season opens. A friend of mine filmed the ritual in mid February here in SE Ohio a few years ago.
 
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hickslawns

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Very cool and great pictures! "and that's how I found, you don't mess around, with the funky cold medina!"

Never seen that many turkeys in one group in the wild in my entire life, let alone in my yard. Biggest flock I have seen around here had a dozen.
 

mrex

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Very cool and great pictures! "and that's how I found, you don't mess around, with the funky cold medina!"

Never seen that many turkeys in one group in the wild in my entire life, let alone in my yard. Biggest flock I have seen around here had a dozen.
We see 40-50 in the yard most days throughout the winter. By the time the season rolls around and the winter flocks have dispersed there will only be a handful if any hanging around. The most I have seen at one time in my yard was 77 and that was about 15 years ago. A friend of mine who owns property near Loudonville in Ashland Co has a flock of over 300 birds roosting on a hillside above his barn right now. Winter flocks of over 100 are not uncommon in SE Ohio.
 

Curran

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Great pics Mike... I need to get back into turkey hunting this year. Last time I went was 5 years ago. I went out on a hunt a few days before my daughter was born, and of course I was in an area with no cell service. When I got home my wife was very happy with me. :smiley_blackeye: