A great hatch & survival has been good.

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allaboutshooting
 
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A great hatch & survival has been good.

Postby allaboutshooting » August 28th, 2010, 12:24 pm

I have have been working with a young man who's a graduate student at SIU and has been monitoring the hatch and survival rates of poults for the last 3 years. He's reported that this years hatch was a very good one and that the survival rate has been excellent.

That bodes well for a good fall and spring turkey season here in Southern Illinois.

The fall season is just over a month and a half away and I can hardly wait to get back into the woods.

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Clark
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RE: A great hatch & survival has been good.

Postby nhtrkybstr » August 30th, 2010, 1:16 pm

It's the same here in NH, Clark.
I have seen hens with many, many poults. The poults range in size from the size of small chickens, to ones that are 3/4 the size of their mommas, all in the same flock.
I don't know very much about the breeding cycles, but it looks to me that some hens laid successful 2nd clutches!
We had the perfect spring for here. Warm and dry.
I agree. This bodes very well for this fall and for many springs to come!
 
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