the area where i hunt is 100 acres of feilds and 150 acres of hardwood and pines it depends on the time of day early i'm hunting the woods . mid morning i'm hunting along the feilds [:D] wayne
The more fields in an area, the more likely you'll find turkeys in them. Also, if the fields are cultivated regularly, the more likely you'll find turkeys. Old fields that are grown up into a lot of goldenrod aren't very attractive to turkeys. Hayfields with lots of clover are favored. The turkeys eat the clover, and so do grasshoppers, etc. So in fields with good hay the turkeys get both plant and animal matter. Plowed fields with freshly overturned soil offer more than fields with dead vegetation.
I think the reason I seldom find turkeys in the fields in my primary hunting area is that the fields are very old and haven't been cultivated in many years.
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