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Turkey hunting dilema

Old 12-31-2007, 12:41 PM
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i live on a 40 acre farm with a 100 acre farm that we dont ownnext to it. i know there are turkey on these farms. they rotate back and forth from the farms spring to fall. i know that there is (atleast) 1 gobbler and 2 hens. i have herd from neighbors that they have bred and there are chicks.
my dilema is that i want to hunt turkey but i am not sure that ishould hunt these turkeys.
i just dont want to run out the group. i would like to get a flock of turkeys on the land.
what do you guys think i should do?
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:45 PM
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Harvest a Tom - I fyo see more than one - Your flock will grow - Remeber at least 50% of theprevious years hach are Toms!

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Old 12-31-2007, 06:57 PM
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Where do you live - What state?

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Old 01-01-2008, 07:46 AM
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I would hunt it. Even if you have a low population of turkeys in you area I don't think taking 1 tom is going to hurt anything.
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:59 AM
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If you don't somebody else will
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:16 AM
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i live in ohio, and the nighbors dont hunt it either.
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:34 PM
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I would hunt them if it was me...
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:01 PM
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I would wait a year to grow the flock especially if you have other areas to hunt that have good populations of birds. If you end up killing the only tom in the flock they might leave to find another male to breed them. Just my 2 cents.
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