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very TOUGH birds

Postby mark hay » January 16th, 2009, 2:07 am

it's -11 degrees in highland county ohio this morning. they claim frostbite can occur in 10 - 20 minutes, to exposed skin.
turkeys don't were hats or socks,,,,they are super tough,,,,sitting up there in the open air and wind all night.
you got any thoughts?

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RE: very TOUGH birds

Postby Morgan » January 16th, 2009, 3:02 am

I'm glad I ain't in Ohio.....24 down here this morning....
 
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Postby grizzly » January 16th, 2009, 3:13 am

it's about the same here mark . i notice the last week the turkeys here have move down the hill  into a gully there's 3 or 4 big oaks surrounded by lot of bigger pines seems like it kills alot of the wind.

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RE: very TOUGH birds

Postby RNC » January 16th, 2009, 4:03 am

Crickers you got a heatwave going on at -11, its been -20s and -30s here in MN this week. Yes its amazing what all the animals can tolerate, you would expect more critters flat out frozeon to death.
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Postby Gobblerman » January 16th, 2009, 4:19 am

It has been in the last couple of decades, with agressive trap and transplant efforts in the northern U.S. and into Canada, that wild turkey biologists have discovered that these birds can survive in conditions that nobody would have imagined was possible.  Of course, there has to be a limit to that survivability.  With the extreme winter you northern dwellers are having, this may well be the year that we find out what the limits are.
 
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Postby benhanson » January 16th, 2009, 4:54 am

i'm with RNC you got a heat wave here in NE iowa it's -25 and -40 to -50 with wind chill but i think the turkeys can handle it.

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RE: very TOUGH birds

Postby wisturkeyhunter » January 16th, 2009, 5:47 am

Its -22 here this morning.  At our cabin where I turkey hunt it was -31  this morning.  We'll see how tough they are cause theres a pretty good population of them there. I'm going after grouse this weekend there hope it warms up. Its suppose too.

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Postby mark hay » January 16th, 2009, 6:59 am

made it up to 0 .
i spect them birds will fare alright as long as they can GET TO THE FOOD. deep snow and thick frozen crust on even a shallow snow ,hindering their ability to get at the ground , would soon weaken the strongest of animals .
the snow here is soft and powder like , with only 'bout an inch in most places.

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Postby Turkeybuster » January 16th, 2009, 1:33 pm

Just a trace of snow on the ground high of 13 today in south central Pa.
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Postby mark hay » January 17th, 2009, 3:48 am

takin' a shower this mornin' reminded me of one of those mornin's when you gotta break the ice to check your traps,,,,only to step in a mus'rat hole and go in over the boot top,,,,,screamin' like a little girl!!!
warmed up to +5 this mornin' ,,,but you can't tell it in the house.


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