I would love to post a picture... but with all the sleuths we have here I won't do it. I even had video of it.
One of our MO farms had 1.5 miles of river bottom land, fairly close to the road for observation. From the early 90s all the way in to the ought's, and as recent as 2010, at certain points in the fall we could watch over 300 birds traverse that field to get across the road. 1.5 miles of field, turkeys walking diagonally across, with no more than 15 feet in between groups of birds at random points in the line, now that was a sight to behold.
It was nothing to see 30 gobblers strutting in that field at any given point. They would have their areas and their hens... as season dragged on the fighting would occur and they would explode theirlegs.
The last several months I have been up their scouting, I have seen 1 gobbler in that field with about 8 hens. Most birds this fall I have seen I'm the field is 12.
It's a shame.
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