What impact does everyone think extended snow and ice is having on the turkey population in different part of the state?
I wouldn't suspect very many, if any, gobblers have their beards frozen to tree limbs or such but it does seem likely they will wear the end of their beards down if it drags on the ground. But, turkeys walking on the top of crusted snow isn't going to be any different for the beard than a turkey walking on bare ground. If it drags it probably has some wear affect on the beard.RSB, any truth to turkeys beards getting frozen to limbs and part of it getting broken off? If so is that mostly just ice type of storms.
If anyone wants something for a late season food source for wildlife, I highly recommend the Washington Hawthorn. EVERY game animal, 2 or 4 footed, will check around the base for the dropped berries.What impact does everyone think extended snow and ice is having on the turkey population in different part of the state?