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Turkey Biology for Hunters Podcast
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Contributors to this thread:
Candor 08-Apr-20
dmandoes 09-Apr-20
Candor 09-Apr-20
Candor 09-Apr-20
Cornpone 09-Apr-20
Jasper 10-Apr-20
Jasper 10-Apr-20
krieger 10-Apr-20
Will 10-Apr-20
krieger 12-Apr-20
Ermine 12-Apr-20
Lee 12-Apr-20
Jasper 13-Apr-20
Paul@thefort 13-Apr-20
Hawkeye 18-Apr-20
From: Candor
08-Apr-20
I may have missed where someone posted this before.

I have not listened to the Meateater podcast before, but a friend sent this to me last week. It is a really good, in depth discussion on turkeys, predators, hunting pressure.... I have turkey hunted for 30+ years and learned quite a bit. The first 15 minutes you have to force yourself to get through but the balance of the podcast is on point. The guy has a PhD in turkey research and is a hunter. Great combination.

https://www.themeateater.com/listen/meateater/ep-214-gobbling-your-ass-off

From: dmandoes
09-Apr-20
That was good.

From: Candor
09-Apr-20
It debunked a lot of common beliefs that I think most turkey hunters have regarding spurs, breeding.... And the guy has a great ability to explain things.

The part on owls was surprising too.

From: Candor
09-Apr-20
This is not about killing them. But about understanding them for the purposes of management.

From: Cornpone
09-Apr-20
I listened to that podcast with interest. I've hunted turkeys for many years with a certain degree of success, and think I know them fairly well. I certainly learned some things I didn't know. I'll listen to it again.

From: Jasper
10-Apr-20
That’s a great podcast with lots of interesting information!

From: Jasper
10-Apr-20
Michael, that’s a broad brush you’re painting with. Unpressured Merriams may be dumb and easy to hunt but not Easterns. Spend some time hunting them and they’ll humble you I promise

From: krieger
10-Apr-20
Good podcast, thanks for posting.

From: Will
10-Apr-20
That's one of my favorite meat eater pods... which is saying something because he has done some fantastic ones! The turkey biology in this one was great!

From: krieger
12-Apr-20
Good podcast, thanks for posting.

From: Ermine
12-Apr-20
Come hunt public land pressured merriams in the mountains of Colorado and see if you think they are dumb

From: Lee
12-Apr-20
Great podcast. Really enjoyed it!

Lee

From: Jasper
13-Apr-20
What Justin said! ??????

From: Paul@thefort
13-Apr-20

Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
YOU TALKING ABOUT ME?
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
YOU TALKING ABOUT ME?
While I have killed my share of turkeys over the years in six different states, it is always great to get a fresh new insight on what these birds actually do when we are around hunting them or regardless if the tom Turkey has his brains in his pants or not. Nicely done. my best, Paul

From: Hawkeye
18-Apr-20

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Hawkeye's embedded Photo
What a great episode! Solidified some opinions I've had for some time and opened my mind to many others. Worth a listen for anyone who turkey hunts.

My suspicions on these guys were also discussed and confirmed. Fascinating!

BTW I saw this guy on an highway few years ago and called the raptor center. Was gone when I went to check later.

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