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08-Apr-23

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Went a little out of the way on the way to work this morning and found what I was looking for. Here are handful of Toms I found this morning.

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08-Apr-23

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08-Apr-23

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Cut the feet off damnit.

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08-Apr-23

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08-Apr-23

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From: Jasper
08-Apr-23
Beautiful pics! Fires me up

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08-Apr-23

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08-Apr-23
Purdy…

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08-Apr-23

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From: Supernaut
08-Apr-23
Beautiful pics, thanks for sharing with us!

From: scentman
08-Apr-23
Very nice John! Good lighting and a colorful subject makes for a great pic... thank you.

From: spike78
08-Apr-23
Big difference in the red of the neck in the pic above.

From: Bowboy
08-Apr-23
Gorgeous pictures John!

From: Coop
08-Apr-23
INCREIBLE pictures. Thanks for posting!

From: JohnMC
08-Apr-23
Spike I've been told when more white and blue they are less "worked up" when get more red they are more "worked up" you can see a big difference in the two pictures of the doubles

From: tradi-doerr
08-Apr-23
Great pictures John!! Got me fired up for heading out on Monday!

From: JohnMC
08-Apr-23
Dennis, are you taking me with you? ;)

From: PushCoArcher
08-Apr-23
Great pics John! Leaving next Saturday for western Oklahoma for 5 days to chase some birds.

From: JohnMC
09-Apr-23
Good luck Push been a while since I chased turkeys in Oklahoma

09-Apr-23
Great pictures John!

From: HUNT MAN
09-Apr-23
Those are great photos. Thanks for posting !!

From: Zbone
09-Apr-23
Beautiful pix, well done John... Colorado Merriams?

From: Norseman
09-Apr-23

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From: Duke
09-Apr-23
Super photos!!

From: JohnMC
10-Apr-23
Zbone - Colorado birds yes, but probably would be considered either a Rio or Hybrid.

10-Apr-23
Awesome!

From: badbull
10-Apr-23
Great specimens for taxidermy work. If I ever mount any more turkeys I would use these photos for realistic positions and color. You are certainly a real pro at this wildlife photography!

11-Apr-23
Outstanding John….

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11-Apr-23

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Found some more this evening.

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11-Apr-23

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11-Apr-23

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I think he was dry humping no joke. He looked like a Tom on a hen for like 5 mins.

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11-Apr-23

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11-Apr-23
Then I found this guy hiding but he was shy

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11-Apr-23

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From: scentman
13-Apr-23
John that's what you call "turkey jerky"!

13-Apr-23
Great photos!!!

From: Stoneman
13-Apr-23
Great photos! You can almost hear them gobbling…

From: JohnMC
14-Apr-23
Scentman what is "turkey jerky"?

From: TGbow
14-Apr-23
Awesome photos John

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25-Apr-23

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A few more

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26-Apr-23

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26-Apr-23

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26-Apr-23

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26-Apr-23

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From: Deerdawg
26-Apr-23
Very Nice pics !

From: Medicinemann
26-Apr-23
John, I was wondering about your source regarding the comments about head color as it pertains to the gobblers level of excitement. When a gobbler is feeding or just walking through the woods, even when it it not during the mating season, their head is almost always red. I only ever see the white/light blue color when they are worked up....although sometimes, it is red as well.

From: JohnMC
26-Apr-23

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Jake - I not sure where I original heard that, just always has been something I seem to observe and heard. Been reading a few things this morning. below are a couple clips from an article that is attached. Best I can tell is red is worked up or angry. But also if bird is feeling threatened possible by the hunter.

As the turkey approached, his head was in pale shades of white and blue. These colours typically signal a relaxed bird.... the head of a wild turkey will often flush with red when they feel angry or threatened

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