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Old 03-22-2009, 04:05 PM
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I found some trees turkeys are rooting in, and im wondering if turkeys change where they roost throughout the spring or do they stay in the same area
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:45 AM
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Around here, turkeys will move from one area to another, roosting in a different area every nite. They seem to use the same roosting places when they come back thru. This seems to apply mostly thru the fall and winter. During the spring, the hens want to roost close to their nesting areas and don't move around as much. Gobbler will roost near the girls but move about more.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:59 PM
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Around here (WI)they seem to stay put early then as season moves on and the hens split up the toms spread out to be nearer the hens nests. Good luck with those aggravating beaststhey do what they want.
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Thanks Ill try to get one on the ground
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Turks around my area seem to stay right around the same places, but some days they'll move around. All depends on if they get spooked etc.
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Here in Ontario they stay pretty close till they get bumped from an spot then they will find anew one some distance away. Seen the same bird cover more then 3 miles in an day, usaully use the same roosting site each time they past back thur the spots year after year.

Lots of birds being sighted in the areas that I have permission to hunt. Seen over 24 birds in two different field that I have permission to hunt. There was 4 jakes in one field not sure what was in the other as they were 150 yards away an I didn't have bino's with me at the time.

Tons of deer kicking around now also.

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Depends on weather conditions and whether or not they are getting pressured near their present roost. Best thing to do is find the area they are roosting in and watch for several evenings. Then the night before you hunt, watch where they roost that evening and be there to greet them in the morning.
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