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Turkey managment

Postby cut_un » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:55 am

Wondering what a fellow can do/buy (seed wise) to enhance the turkey pop. in and around the happy hunting grounds????Picked up a new spot and just thinking about things I can do to help the turkeys!
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Re: Turkey managment

Postby ICDEDTURKES » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:35 am

If your looking to enhance the population and not simply draw turkeys, I would look towards Native Warm Season Grasses such as switchgrass, Indian Grass, Big Blue Stem and little blue stem.. It not only provides a great nesting area for hens, but would provide a great "bugging" area for poults..
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Re: Turkey managment

Postby Boykins » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:33 pm

Control burning and running over fallow ground with a disc is also an affordable way of improving habitat.
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Re: Turkey managment

Postby carolinagreenhead » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:50 pm

Try planting food plots along with the other suggestions. Give them nesting ground and some fresh food to eat and you'll be set. Just sit back and wait.
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Re: Turkey managment

Postby mekillini » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:27 am

Hey Cut,
A great reference book I have and I am sure you would enjoy is...The Wild turkey: biology and management
by James G. Dickson, the NWTF, and the USFS. Great info for wild turkey management.
http://books.google.com/books/about/The ... ICEKm1U04C
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Re: Turkey managment

Postby DocHolladay » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:40 pm

Boykins wrote:Control burning and running over fallow ground with a disc is also an affordable way of improving habitat.

This is the easiest way and also helps quail. It lets the native grasses grow and the discing allow running "lanes" for young/small birds and animals. It can take a few times to get rid of the stuff that was planted for livestock, so keep at it and you should see the benefits soon enough.
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Re: Turkey managment

Postby BigAL64 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:42 pm

Boykins wrote:Control burning and running over fallow ground with a disc is also an affordable way of improving habitat.


So true!!Easy and effective!!
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