Saturday I killed a gobbler in a field that had been planted in cotton last year. I saw a total of 13 birds (6 hens, 4 jakes and 3 long-beards) feeding all afternoon in this field. This week, the farmer came in and plowed everything up, applied herbicides/pesticides and is probably planting corn today.
Will this help or hurt the turkeys using this field? I looked at a small section of the field today that had just been plowed, but not planted and saw 2 hens and a jake. I guess my biggest concern is with the herbicides and pesticides. I know just the plowing can actually help.