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Offline FourBee

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Do Turkeys migrate?
« on: June 05, 2008, 08:00:04 PM »
 :D  Hey All;

Early this a.m. as the sunlight was beginning to creep over the top of the mountain at the east side of my house, I'm outside on the Deck and hear something from the sky.

Looking up I see this hugh bird gliding down from the mountain.   As it circles overhead I knew it was a turkey, possibly a hen, very rugged condition, with a few flight and tail feathers missing.   Back towards the trees it went and landed.    Then again it came up and flew north along the mountain side and landed in a clearing.

   I'm sitting there wondering what on earth is that all about, when I see something running across the pasture.  I get my binoculars, and its that turkey again.   I think someone must have turned that thing loose nearby.   I've never seen any wild turkeys in this area before.   They don't migrate in singles do they?
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Re: Do Turkeys migrate?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2008, 08:12:55 PM »
sounds like someone or something scared her off a nest. They will travel around for better forage areas in the same general area but don't migrate in the usual meaning of the word.
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Re: Do Turkeys migrate?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 06:21:35 AM »
FourBee, the only times I seen turkeys migrate is from the roost to the ground to my yelps to my shotty gun to my oven. ;D  seriously, I helped the DOW here in southern co. transplant some turkeys and quail to some state properties and they tracked them for some time and found they really did'nt travel very far, mostly following food and water sources but staying close to roost areas. I think the only time they made real tracks was when there was a bad drought and found better stomping grounds.
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