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Turkeys and cooler weather

Leaving this afternoon for some camping and turkey hunting. The weather is a little cooler here in Colorado than it has been in the last week, likely to be in the 40-50 degree range where I am going. Possibly some rain off and on, maybe some snow at higher elevation. Can anyone tell me how the turkeys are likely to react to this cooler weather?

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Re: Turkeys and cooler weather

They won't be gobbling very much as a general rule. But during this same weekend last year in Nebraska, it snowed on me and the turkeys were still gobbling in the snow. But they wouldn't come in to the calls either.

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Re: Turkeys and cooler weather

Thanks, exbiologist. Do you think they will hold tight to the area and elevation they've been at, or might they seek different surroundings? I didn't see any last weekend, but found tracks. Just curious if I can still expect to find them in the vicinity, or if I need to be looking higher, lower, heavier cover, etc.???

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I'd start with looking in the same places. I think it depends on whether or not there is snow. If there is enough snow to cover up their food sources, they'll probably move lower/closer to ag lands.
But then, I'm not having much luck with my turkey scouting, so what the heck do I know?

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