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Turkey sign, and a little test/help for new hunters

Old 03-22-2006, 03:07 PM
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Default Turkey sign, and a little test/help for new hunters

It wasn't that long ago for me when I started turkey hunting. Most of what I've learned about turkey hunting, (other than what I've learned in the feild, or from my family), I learned here. So, to give a little back, here's a picture test and information for anyone new to turkey hunting and was looking for a little help.

Here are some droppings from turkeys. Can you tell from which bird?
Bird #1


Bird#2


One of them came from the bird that made this track.



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Old 03-22-2006, 03:33 PM
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Here are some droppings from turkeys. Can you tell from which bird?
# 1 Looks like Tom

# 2 Looks like hen.

# 3 I have no idea.

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Im new to turkey hunting.
But from what I have read and been told.
Thats what they look like.

I hope this helps
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Old 03-22-2006, 06:10 PM
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The Track is definetaly a turkey track. Don't know about the Droppings though.
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Old 03-22-2006, 08:05 PM
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gobbler droppings appear to be fresher than the hen droppings also
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:15 AM
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#1 Gobbler

#2 Hen

#3 Hen
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Old 03-23-2006, 06:17 AM
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ORIGINAL: mouthcaller

#1 Gobbler

#2 Hen

#3 Hen
Ditto. Without scale its kind of hard to be sure about how big the track is in #3. It looks small though.
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:11 AM
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Middle toe isn't long enough to be a gobbler - that's the key to differentiating it from a hen. The other two toes on a gobbler track typically are "splayed" out more to the side. You occasionally see the "dew claw - back toe" on a gobbler track, especially in the mud, because he is heavier than a hen.
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Looks like secal dropping in number one. Number two's a hen.

If that middle toe is as long as my middle finger, then its a tom.

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