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Old 07-18-2007, 06:38 AM
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I have this big dirt spot on my property right under my treestand where turkeys have been dusting themselves.I think they are doing this becauseeverytime I walk back there there is a ton of turkey feathers laying in the dirt.Do you think they will be there by the time fall bow season starts or do they change positions often?
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:05 PM
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Sometimes turkeys have spring areas and winter areas. But there is a possibility they will hang around the area and use the dusting area. I see way more dusting in the spring and summer compared to fall and winter. As it gets colder the bugs arent as bad for them. Especially winter...
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:18 AM
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Early fall might be a great place to score there!

The thing with dusting, is that turkeys will dust in a number of places, not just one specific area...

Good luck!
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:00 AM
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Cool, thanks
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:10 PM
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Why do turkeys dust
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:57 PM
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Turkeys dust to keep external parasites controled. Every kind of poultry and bird dusts for the same reason. Also on cool morning you might be able to catch a glimpse of some turkeys sunning themselves. Our chickens do it and boy is it a funny sight.

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