Improving Turkey Habitat

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Improving Turkey Habitat

Postby goosetalk » Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:27 pm

I believe that my hunt'n ground needs some improve'n. We used to have lots of turkeys roost'n on our property but that hasnt been the case the last few years. I believe that the underbrush is too thick and I have already started cutt'n brush. Any tips on the best way to clear some of the brush. Burning is not an option. Also, any advice on food that can grow in semi-shady areas. Thanks.
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Postby yellodog1 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:30 pm

Good food plots for Turkeys include crab apple trees. Also some corn plots that you could leave standing would be good as well.
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Postby duckplucker » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:24 pm

a brush hog seems to work about the best for getting rid of thick weeds and brush (as long as you can get one wherever your wanting to use it at)... crops that are similar to whats usually around seem to work fine for keeping turkeys around.
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Postby playaxplorer » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:42 am

wheat or oat fields are excellent spring forage for birds, and seeded out in the fall is great for them too. open fields attract strutting toms.

as for underbrush, if you can lease out for cattle grazing, it makes nice dent.
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