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#3716073 - 07/22/14 05:26 PM turkey hunts?
knightrider
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been doing a lot of thinking lately(dangerous I know) why are turkeys not as valuable in the fall as they are in the spring? don't get me wrong I have land owners that tell me shoot limits of hens in fall or I cant come back in spring, but just wondering why you can kill up to six long beards in the fall in the same day but only one a day in the spring upto 4 a season just seems like cutting your own throat.
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#3716205 - 07/23/14 07:09 AM Re: turkey hunts? [Re: knightrider]
SX3Mike
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I know that there will be a hen massacre on my land this fall. We have built a new house and last week I had a crew come in to disc, sew and plant around the fill. Quite a bit of money. Well, over the past two days the dang hens have completely annihilated my seed and ground work. I plan to return the favor on them in a couple months.
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#3716336 - 07/23/14 09:46 AM Re: turkey hunts? [Re: SX3Mike]
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im not trying to get in a hen shooting debate just trying to understand the thinking of the state on why longbeards are not as important in the fall as they are in the spring? just seems rather foolish to me.
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#3716533 - 07/23/14 01:49 PM Re: turkey hunts? [Re: knightrider]
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I would think it has to do with breeding. The hens are only receptive to breeding in the spring. So in order to make sure there are enough available gobblers to breed the hens and not over harvest the longbeards during the breeding season the limit is less than it is in the fall in some counties.
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#3716595 - 07/23/14 03:09 PM Re: turkey hunts? [Re: SKFOOTER]
knightrider
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 Originally Posted By: SKFOOTER
I would think it has to do with breeding. The hens are only receptive to breeding in the spring. So in order to make sure there are enough available gobblers to breed the hens and not over harvest the longbeards during the breeding season the limit is less than it is in the fall in some counties.
true, but if they weren't flock shot in the fall they would be there in the spring to breed?
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#3716677 - 07/23/14 05:32 PM Re: turkey hunts? [Re: knightrider]
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I won't shoot a LB in the fall cause I enjoy them more when they in putting on a show in the spring. If I hunt in the fall, I hunt a place that had a ton of hens.
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#3716959 - 07/23/14 11:18 PM Re: turkey hunts? [Re: knightrider]
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 Originally Posted By: knightrider
im not trying to get in a hen shooting debate just trying to understand the thinking of the state on why longbeards are not as important in the fall as they are in the spring? just seems rather foolish to me.
because everybody wants to kill a longbeard in the spring, so the limits have to be lower. Not many people hunt or kill gobblers in the fall, so the few who do can kill more and not affect the general population any worse.
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#3717412 - 07/24/14 12:36 PM Re: turkey hunts? [Re: catman529]
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Fall hunting does nothing for me and therefore I don't do it. I prefer to shoot a gobbler after I've got to witness him putting on a show. Doesnt always work that way but is my preference. To each their own.
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#3717418 - 07/24/14 12:41 PM Re: turkey hunts? [Re: Gravey]
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lots of biologist in here i see \:\) (see the sarcasm)
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#3718168 - 07/25/14 12:07 PM Re: turkey hunts? [Re: REN]
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Like Cat said, when they set limits they take into account the number of hunters. Tons of people hunt them in the spring. Very few in the fall. Biologically, they care about big picture. It doesnt matter if one person kills 6. It only matters what gets killed on a large scale. So they can afford to allow more liberal fall limits, especially since they are county specific in the fall.

Edited by Southern Sportsman (07/25/14 12:08 PM)

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