Granted turkeys can be lead anywhere you want them pretty much with grain. The will travel a 1/2 mile from roost to feed on a daily basis. I asked several WO's this same question and got several answers from the 1/2 to 'if you aren't in direct sight of the bait I don't care'. I would not want baiting for turkey to be legal. Last year I fed up to 12 days of season at which point I removed or stopped up 8 feeders on our lease that belonged to several persons. Three others who had said they would not cleaned theirs out after my pleading. Then the AGFC said they found at least 3 places where baiting was still happening on the lease and they pursued that. I have no problem with them doing their job but when you drive a truck or fly a copter around and around you are harassing not only hunters but wildlife to the point both give up and leave. The birds had just started back gobbling when season ended. I will never make the mistake of telling a WO we have deer hunters feeding year round again, not if it means them pulling that
again. I stayed in that lease because of the turkey hunting and now I have left it since last years BS. Set a freaking distance, end all feeding so theres no mistaking what is happening or leave it as it is so you say how detremental feeding is to turkey populations. Which I suspect is where they are heading anyway to end all feeding.
The real slap in the face is this. You can clear a one acre food plot four weeks before season and plant 1/4 of it at a time for the next 4 weeks using normal planting practices and have a baited area LEGALLY. Go freaking figure. :smack: