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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-22-2019, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Turkey, West Nile? Nest Locations Wanted

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-24-2019, 07:19 PM
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Yep, they are going to look at whether west nile is effecting turkeys as it is grouse.

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Yep, they are going to look at whether west nile is effecting turkeys as it is grouse.

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Yes, I am interested to see the results of this. I know that turkey populations have declined somewhat in PA and it will be interesting to see if this is maybe some of the issue. Was reading something the other day and they said that PGC is leading the research on West nile in grouse.
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I will be following this too, as there has been a noticeable decline in the areas I hunt especially the swampy areas.
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Good job to the PGC for conducting the study. I've noticed a considerable drop in the turkey population the last few years.
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Kudos to the PGC for taking the lead in this!
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This is a worthwhile study and I wish them luck, however it might be difficult to come up with 80 un-incubated turkey eggs in April.
The only times I found a turkey nest was when the Hen flushed and I checked it out, course the eggs are being incubated at that time. Maybe if you have hunters searching for a nest they would be easier to find.
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so...if they find turkeys are effected just like grouse, whats the game plan ? spray for mosquitoes ?



that would be interfering with mother nature. when i e-mailed the PGC and asked for a tarp or plywood cover on top of the deck to stop the water from dripping on momma bear and the cub that are on the bear den cam. the PGC told me they dont interfere with Nature ?


Antler restrictions and Herd reduction is also interfering with Nature. OK...rant over.


but seriously, what would they do, if they find that Turkeys are as effected as Grouse are ? what have they done for the Grouse ?

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The PGC does have some very dedicated biologists working on the West Nile problem. I’m all for it. Got the information last week from NWTF.
I just hope the disruption of the hens ( by trying to raid a nest) doesn’t have a negative effect.

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