Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by cook, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. cook

    cook New Member

    Plattsburg,Mo.(near K.C.)
    On the way to work Sun. morning,saw 4 turkeys on the edge of a field about 8 a.m...I thought,cool,that starts the day off nice.On the way home,about 5 p.m.,saw the same 4 in the same field,except they were a lot closer to the road and putting on a show.
    I couldn't tell in the a.m.,but it was clear they were all adult gobblers.In the 20 seconds or so that I could see them,they were all puffing out and fanning,struting around like no tomorrow.

    Is this normal fall behavior,will the adults group up with the same sex this early?

    Anyways,that and a Chiefs win made for a good Sunday. :D

    ASASIN New Member

    Lawson Missouri
    Cook, yeah, the gobblers will group up in mid-summer and go into feeding mode. They willl strut/gobble/fight in the fall to establish dominance. Turkeys are constantly establishing dominance in the woods. Food is for survival and to invade anothers territory is asking for a fight. Can't count the number of times I've called in fall gobblers strutting/gobbling for others that said fall birds don't gobble/strut. They are all believers now. LOL!!!!!!!! The gobblers are EVERYWHERE this fall, we've had 5 EXCELLENT hatches in a row where I'm from and I've never seen 'em this thick before!!!!!!!!! Gonna' make for a great opener on October 1st. Was great seeing the Raiders self-destruct like always last night. LOL!!!!!!!! God bless.

  3. brian sax

    brian sax New Member

    shawnee kansas
    my sister goes to ku in lawrence ks and we live about 40 minutes away and on the way there i always see these two toms. one day they would be in this green field, the next they would be on this little ridge about 50 yards from the road. i have seen one of them about 10 feet from the road, it was cool, he is a huge bird too. its funny how they are always in those two spots. how about them chiefs, yea