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#3668385 - 05/12/14 10:11 AM Re: How'd your county do? [Re: Roost 1]
woodsman87
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 Originally Posted By: Roost 1
Sounds like TN only killed roughly 1000 more than KY. We only have a 2 bird limit and 3 less weeks of season. Maybe we have more hunters because I do not believe we have more turkeys..No place in KY that I know of compares to middle TN as far as turkey numbers go.


That is an interesting observation. I have always thought KY had more birds than TN, at least in the last 6-8 years.

Middle TN is known for having lots of turkeys. But in the southern middle TN portion where my stomping grounds are isn't the case any more.

Giles once was one of the top harvest number counties, and If I remember correctly Giles, Dickson, and Green where the three perennial powers of killing 800-900 birds every year. I am going off rememberence, because I don't have any data with me and I cannot get the harvest reports on the website to work prior 2005. Lawrence, Linconl, and Wayne were also in the tops, but that would be based on per capita of actual hunters. Wayne and Lawrence county human population isn't as high as some of the other counties.

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#3668391 - 05/12/14 10:16 AM Re: How'd your county do? [Re: Setterman]
woodsman87
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 Originally Posted By: Setterman
Maury is an insane number. My counties are right about normal except Scott is a little down and Morgan is pitiful.

I can say this that hunting just a couple of miles in KY is a whole different world from a couple miles south in TN. I literally can see TN from several places I hunt in KY and there's no comparison in the numbers of birds.

I'm not implying our population is in peril but the bird numbers across the border are astronomical. Plenty to hunt in TN as well, but not nearly as many as there were a few years ago


I have always noticed that compared to North/middle and Northwestern Alabama. Used to be everybody trying to find land or leases just a few miles north of the AL/TN state line. Was truly a whole different world. As of now, that line has been Highway 64.

Anything to do with the slow steady northern migration and infiltration of armidillos, fire ants, feral hogs?

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#3668402 - 05/12/14 10:28 AM Re: How'd your county do? [Re: woodsman87]
PalsPal
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Only 1100 people killed 4 birds.
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#3668441 - 05/12/14 11:06 AM Re: How'd your county do? [Re: Setterman]
Bone Collector
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 Originally Posted By: Setterman
I personally believe that over time our really high spring limit will begin to have an effect when combined with all the new gear which makes turkeys easy to kill.

I'm not saying it's the end of the world but our limit is extremely high compared to the vast majority of states.

I also feel that dropping us back to 3 birds would help maintain good turkey numbers statewide


I agree and disagree with this. I think some areas should lower the limit, but not all of them. I also think that "over time" will be a long time, to do noticeable damage, and that day may never come.

As for the gear making it "easy" to kill turkeys I agree technology makes things easier, but that is the nature of the beast. However, if it is so easy, why did we not kill more year over year? This year we are down 506 birds from last year overall for the state.

My take is that while technology is making it easier, less people are hunting, or not hunting as much, so it is a wash. Also, there are areas that are loaded with birds here in Mid TN, but either there is no hunting, or they want a fortune to hunt there.
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#3668443 - 05/12/14 11:08 AM Re: How'd your county do? [Re: letsgohunting]
Bone Collector
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 Originally Posted By: letsgohunting
Maury 1004 WOW!!


1141 is what I saw, still down 140 birds or so from last year.

Maury is insane the # of turkeys they have.

 Originally Posted By: PalsPal
Only 1100 people killed 4 birds.



I'm 1 of 1,100


Edited by Bone Collector (05/12/14 11:08 AM)
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#3668459 - 05/12/14 11:22 AM Re: How'd your county do? [Re: Bone Collector]
smstone22
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Fentress steady with last year but 20ish% down from the peak, little over 200 birds this year. Morgan Co. is pitiful, Harvest down 50ish% from a few years ago, 127 birds this year.
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#3668479 - 05/12/14 11:42 AM Re: How'd your county do? [Re: smstone22]
timberjack86
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245 for Grundy.
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#3668481 - 05/12/14 11:43 AM Re: How'd your county do? [Re: woodsman87]
SX3Mike
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stewart county with 393, I got four of them. that seems a little low for us though.

Edited by SX3Mike (05/12/14 11:43 AM)

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#3668530 - 05/12/14 12:48 PM Re: How'd your county do? [Re: SX3Mike]
762hunter
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Gibson County was 314, that's +74 from last year

Fayette County was 376, -8 from last year


by the looks of this I need to find a place in Maury county to hunt next year

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#3668542 - 05/12/14 01:06 PM Re: How'd your county do? [Re: 762hunter]
Boll Weevil
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Provided you've got birds to begin with, focus on brood rearing if you want to have a turkey factory. I'd think that varying nest success county by county or even within a particular county can have a huge impact on harvest fluctuations.

My place is good on quality nesting areas but a few years ago I decided to really put some effort into brooding and bugging habitat. My goal was to help them get by from the point they hatch until they're like the size of a leghorn chicken. I don't know if the results I've seen are normal or not but have been totally completely amazed.

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