How is the fishing been?
OK, I know this is a turkey forum but I want to ask the fish expert something I've been wondering about - Are some of the shallower lakes in danger of major fish kills? Back in the 60's when I used to fish regularly snowfalls were huge and cut off the light in the lakes. Causing aquatic vegetation to decompose, releasing CO2 and suffocating all the fish. I can remember drilling holes in the ice and before I could get my line in the fish would come swimming out on the ice. Are there any reports of this happening with all the snow cover this year?
Back to turkeys. The temp was a mild 18 above zero this morning, YAHOO! The gobblers were celebrating filling the morning's sunrise with a symphony of gobbling. Whew, did that ever make me feel better.
Yesterday we found good, strong looking flocks of turkeys feeding on Box Elders and Sumac. There were so many turkeys hanging on the branches I thought the saplings were going to fall down. With the deep snow the turkeys are using their wings to get around. Suppose that will cause their breasts to turn into dark meat?
treerooster, I got some reports of large turkey flocks doing well just NE of your WI location. Apparently they're coming out of the tamarack swamps to forage.
Those same guys found a few dead wolves and lots of dead deer. They were using snowmobiles to get back into some deeryards in order to cut down browse for the deer. In spite of all the dead deer, as they cut, more deer were arriving to feed. As we say around here- "chainsaw is a dinner bell."