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The Sportsman's Corner

Where Have All the Turkeys Gone


February 6, 2020

Sportsmen have been telling me for several years that wild turkey numbers are decreasing locally. I, too, have noticed this in several places.

One of the local "young lions" had 14 trail cameras placed in various locations in the woods last fall. "Rich, from the hundreds of pictures I got on the cameras, I had only one with birds on it. These were six big gobblers. In places I should have gotten pictures of flocks of young birds, I didn't see even a single turkey."

This phenomenon is not just local. Not only are turkey numbers decreasing statewide; they are also declining nationally, accord...

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