Turkey Hunting Whether it's spring or fall doesn't matter to this bunch. Great tips on calling, bustin flocks, using blinds and more.

Dust Bath

Old 07-18-2007, 06:38 AM
  #1  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
KYDeerHunter03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 1,296
Default Dust Bath

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?
KYDeerHunter03 is offline  
Old 07-18-2007, 04:05 PM
  #2  
Super Moderator
 
Arrowmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Indiana
Posts: 7,177
Default RE: Dust Bath

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...
Arrowmaster is offline  
Old 07-19-2007, 12:18 AM
  #3  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 899
Default RE: Dust Bath

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!
ICALL2MUCH is offline  
Old 07-19-2007, 08:00 AM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
KYDeerHunter03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 1,296
Default RE: Dust Bath

Cool, thanks
KYDeerHunter03 is offline  
Old 07-30-2007, 06:10 PM
  #5  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Pa
Posts: 4,647
Default RE: Dust Bath

Why do turkeys dust
Mr. Longbeard is offline  
Old 07-31-2007, 08:57 PM
  #6  
 
SamPAhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Central PA
Posts: 238
Default RE: Dust Bath

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.

SamPAhunter is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Johnny b
Illinois Bowfishers Club
1
05-13-2008 01:07 PM
vadeer
Taxidermy
0
03-24-2007 08:14 AM
Aught Six
Politics
7
04-28-2005 03:35 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: Dust Bath


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.