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Old Apr 28, 2017, 11:23 am   #1
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Turkey buzzards

While driving down a country road yesterday we saw something really cool. A turkey buzzard was on open ground, standing with his wings and tail fully extended. While we watched another flew down and landed right in front of him and did the same thing. Soon a third and a forth also joined in. They would rest a minute and then show again. I assume they were males competing for the female attention. I can't be certain because we saw no mating activity as when we moved the truck they flew off. But they sure reminded me of the male turkeys showing off.
Of course I didn't have the camera with me.
Those birds are Huge!
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Old Apr 30, 2017, 9:08 pm   #2
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Re: Turkey buzzards

Turkeys are getting prolific around here as well. I have not seen a fox for years though, nor muskrat as much. I heard turkeys eat Morels?! If anyone can chime in on this with real experience I would like to know before I declare a holy war on Turkeys and feed them to the dog. lol. I haven't hunted for years, but so many Turkeys and so few shrooms.
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Old May 1, 2017, 8:26 am   #3
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Re: Turkey buzzards

I hunt woods with flocks of turkey, not sure I ever seen evidence of them eating but if a flock scratches through the area I have seen them broken off quite a bit. Deer don't eat them as much as people believe neither, at least not in an area like mine with ag fields but same as turkeys they will step on them, however squirrels will munch on the occasional shroom😁
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Old May 1, 2017, 8:30 am   #4
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Re: Turkey buzzards

We see fox occasionally.
I'm not sure if turkeys eat morels or not. My place has never produced many morels. (At least not that I've found.) Maybe that's why the turkeys don't hang around very long.
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Old May 1, 2017, 8:49 am   #5
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Re: Turkey buzzards

I watch lots of turkey feed in the woods mostly deer corn and bird seed they fight scratch and tear up the ground , still Much easer to hunt at krogers for a plump turkey even if they are eating mushrooms , you womt see them in one spot for long less your invisable
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