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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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New Orange Requirements in the Fall

I see how everyone is worked up about the Saturday deer opener, but another new change is that we won't have to wear orange while fall turkey hunting. I'll probably still turn my reversible hat inside inside-out when I'm walking. And we lose the Saturday after Thanksgiving now to the deer hunters (not a huge hardship, IMO). Any thoughts, pro or con?

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Turkey population in this state are going down Bioligist dont know why either havnt heard from Casalena on this subject for awhile. So they cut out a week and save 50 turkeys.
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I can tell them why....to many fishers, Bobcats, coyotes and foxes. The days of 40 60 80 in a flock have been gone for a while now.
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Turkey population in this state are going down Bioligist dont know why either havnt heard from Casalena on this subject for awhile. So they cut out a week and save 50 turkeys.

I hope they don't wait as long to try to find a solution for the lowering turkey population as they did with the grouse.
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I hope they don't wait as long to try to find a solution for the lowering turkey population as they did with the grouse.
I highly suspect they are going to find it is the same cause for both the grouse and turkey decline. We should know more in the not so distant future, since it is in the works for research this year.

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I can tell them why....to many fishers, Bobcats, coyotes and foxes. The days of 40 60 80 in a flock have been gone for a while now.
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The no ORANGE is not something I plan on doing. Will always have a little somewhere. If a hunting accident is going to happen, its during a turkey hunt.

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We have always had those predators, we didn't always have West Nile Virus in Mosquitoes.

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I donít think fishers, bobcats and canines are the problem. In spite of low fur prices, I still try to target coon and possums on a large tract of private ground that I also hunt. I believe nest raiders put a great hurt on gamebird numbers. Itís far easier for a coon or possum to eat a dozen eggs/ chicks than it is for a fisher to take an adult bird.
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We have always had those predators, we didn't always have West Nile Virus in Mosquitoes.

Agreed!!!!....but NOT the populations of fishers and coyotes the past 5 years. Too bad the fisher season is minuet because of it's "furbearer" status. West nile is tough...the resources to control it, in most ways, are out of the Game Commissions hands...and in reality..out of the CDCs hands.

..but on topic..I also always have a orange hat when I'm in the woods...
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