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

Turkey Habitat Help!

Old 09-23-2011, 08:27 AM
  #1  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Warren, Michigan
Posts: 3
Default Turkey Habitat Help!

Hello fellow hunters,

I need your help; this year is my first time Turkey Hunting and I would appreciate any advice on Turkey Habitat.

I have no experience on hunting Turkeys and would appreciate your advice...

I am using the map located at www.michigan.gov/hap and the Interactive map at: http://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/mi-hunt/ to help me identify the best place to hunt Turkey.

Thanks in advance for your help!!

-Marvin
marvinloveless is offline  
Old 09-23-2011, 04:58 PM
  #2  
Nontypical Buck
 
huntnma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: palm bay fl
Posts: 4,504
Default

they all need four basic things for survival.


Open grass areas - wild turkey need open areas in which to feed, carry on breeding and in which to nest. These open grassy areas need not be large, preferably they should be surrounded by woods.


Water - As with all animals the turkey needs water sources to survive, this water can come from streams, brooks, ponds, lakes and puddles, or it can come merely from the food that they eat.


Trees - Turkeys choose to roost high off the ground in order to elude predators. Large cut over areas of land usually do not hold many if any wild turkey, why? They have all been preyed upon by coyote and fox, among many other predators.


Food - The wild turkey again is an extremely adaptive bird, they generally will eat anything that is available, be it insects, grain, berries or nuts.

If you find an area that has all three of the wild turkeys key needs in close proximity, it is definitely a place that deserves a second look come hunting season.
huntnma is offline  
Old 09-24-2011, 12:46 PM
  #3  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Warren, Michigan
Posts: 3
Default

Thank you Huntnma,

I will consider these characteristics when plotting my next Turkey Hunt outing.

I appreciate your help!

-Marvin
marvinloveless is offline  
Old 09-25-2011, 02:05 AM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
 
huntnma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: palm bay fl
Posts: 4,504
Default

Your welcome.....
huntnma is offline  

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


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.