Looks Like 2009 Produced a Good Hatch

turkey poults cropped and resized

For some time I’ve been thinking that the wet spring of 2009 should have been a good one for quail, turkey and maybe even pheasants. Now we’re seeing signs that it was. On my way to the ranch last week I took a route through our turkey territory and came upon a flock of about twenty turkeys drinking and loafing at a shaded spring.

Shortly after that I jumped three different coveys of quail. While glassing for blacktails I saw the flock of turkeys again and it had a high percentage of birds of the year. Looks like last spring was productive.

Rob also reported that he found a few pheasant broods during his last trip to the duck club – more signs of a successful hatch.

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