In this video, we take a look at what changed from a relatively few years ago when turkey hunters saw lots of turkeys, populations were increasing and it seemed like they were everywhere! Then, see how trapping benefits turkeys and how opossums really DO NOT control tick populations.
We enjoy hunting or just seeing and hearing wild turkeys or getting trail camera images and video of them. That’s why so many of us work to improve turkey habitat throughout the year.
Studies in multiple states have shown that only 10 to 40 percent of wild turkey nests successfully hatch. Then, only about 25 percent of poults will survive to four weeks of age.
1:09 Survival Rates
2:00 ChangingTurkey Populations
3:45 Trapping Changes
5:00 Opossums Vs. Ticks
8:09 What Opossums Eat
10:18 What Controls Ticks
11:08 Expanded Trapping Seasons
14:98 Need for Balance
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