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Where Do Gobblers Go After Opening Day?

Just wondering if you can tell me where that hole in the ground is where all the turkeys go during hunting season. It seems like they disappear after the first week. — Gary Gates

Isn't that amazing? Actually, the human activity you described — hunting season — can stifle gobbling somewhat and perhaps relocate birds to another part of their home range. Here's the good news: Turkeys have relatively small home ranges, and they rarely leave them — even in the face of intense human hunting pressure. Further, they're still going to yelp, gobble, strut, breed, feed and do their turkey thing. The bottom line is that they're still out there, even if they don't seem as abundant or enthusiastic as before the season. Redouble your scouting efforts, and you'll soon find those ghost-like turkeys.

 

 

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