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    Hey guys!! It's good to have a season back around so the forums have a little more activity. I have not much of a clue about Turkey hunting but I am going to try this year and yesterday morning I got a call to find out they were in my back yard while I was at work.

    How much do they move around? Do they typically roost in the same location and how far do the roam??
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    backyard birds
    AvidArcher, I would say yes, they roost in the same areas - but only from time to time. Turkeys are mobile and like to travel. They will roost in the same area for a few nights and then head to another favorite haunt. But remember any roost they frequent because the turkeys will too. Their are 'natural' reasons why they like a roost spot that may not be clear to us, but experience reveals that they are likely to use only a few areas for roosts.
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    OH YEAH!!!!
    Hey Man, Drop me a line and I'll run to China Grove and go with ya...I'll even leave my Gun behind LOL. Turkeys have been known to travel up to 5 miles a day but they do prefer certain areas. For Example...Where I work we hardly ever see them during the summer but late winter and Spring they have a daily pattern and walk all around the lumber yard and don't even act spooked and this year 1 of them is a Bearded Hen. If you have a Creek,Pond,Stream ETC around they prefer to roost over water when they can...Don't ask me why it's just Mother Nature...Just like it's easier to call a Gobbler up a hill than it is to Call one Down a Hill...They are just that way LOL...Good Luck and Stick with it...It's not easy but it's a rush like no other!!!!
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    Yo GT!!
    Hey man I sent you a email through your profile page. Just wanted to make sure you got it?
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    Avidarcher
    Hey Man, I couldn't find your email so i sent you 1 let me know if you get it.
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    patterns
    I have noticed over the past 10 years that I have hunted my farm for turkeys is they have a route they follow (at least on my place) and I can almost tell when they will roost at a certain spot by where and how long they are in a certain spot. If he is roosted on the river on Monday he will be back roosted on the river around Thursday, in the mean time if he is roosted on the swamp he will roost at field edge next. I have spent a ot of time patterning these birds and if not pressured they follow that routine year in and year out. One problem I have is the fact that the predators will move them and change their patterns from time to time and it will take a few days for them to get back on track. Good luck with it and hang in there, as soon as one gobbles in your back pocket your hooked for life.
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