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How Flocks Change Through the Fall

Wild turkeys hatch throughout the spring and summer, depending on when the hen bred, and successfully nested. Since hatching times are varied, some autumn family groups contain young birds (especially males) the size of the adult brood hen. Other such fall flocks might have a recognizable female turkey leading birds-of-the-year that are considerably smaller. Read

Border-Hopping in Turkey Central

The “shoulda been here yesterday” gremlins caught up with me as I crossed into Iowa from Illinois. That’s when the rain started. By the time I’d turned south off of I-80 on my way to Missouri, the wind had kicked in, and by the time I reached Unionville, it was pouring sideways. It wasn’t a huge front because the next morning was crisp and clear — gobbling weather. Unfortunately, no one had told the turkeys. Read

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