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Old 02-20-2021, 07:50 PM   #1
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hope they made out ok? any reports on see some?
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:53 PM   #2
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Hasn't phased our peacocks and they sleep in trees in this same as turkeys, difference is we feed but they and chickens still wander eating
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Old 02-20-2021, 08:02 PM   #3
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Not one bit. The turkey at our house has weathered it good
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Old 02-20-2021, 08:07 PM   #4
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Its unbelievable how these animals were able to make it.
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Old 02-20-2021, 08:08 PM   #5
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great news guys. thanks
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Old 02-20-2021, 08:18 PM   #6
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I've seen a lot of tracks in the snow. they seem to be fine.
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Old 02-20-2021, 08:22 PM   #7
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No turkeys in east texas.
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Old 02-20-2021, 09:27 PM   #8
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Mine are fine !
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Old 02-20-2021, 09:41 PM   #9
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Rios survive in much colder places than what we had
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Old 02-21-2021, 10:58 AM   #10
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Yep, up here they yard up and hit the hay stacks. Ranchers hate them in winter, good time to make phone calls looking for access.
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Old 02-21-2021, 11:04 AM   #11
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I sure hope they make it at our place. We've had a couple of years when there is big ice, and the spring is littered with one legged turkeys hopping around to get to the feeders or turkeys with only one good leg doing the same.....like they got stuck to the roost branch in the ice and injured their leg trying to get off. No telling how many died due to the cold or being vulnerable to predators down a leg.
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Old 02-21-2021, 02:08 PM   #12
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Didn’t seem to affect them at my place here in South Texas.
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Old 02-21-2021, 06:50 PM   #13
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I seen Rio that live up to 9500 ft. I do not know what they do when there is a foot of snow on the ground but I know they live there.
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Old 02-21-2021, 08:06 PM   #14
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I sure hope not!!
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Old 02-21-2021, 08:34 PM   #15
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So far so good out in Brown County. The turkeys absolutely disappeared for 4 or 5 days during the worst of it. Must have been hold up down in the creek bottom. A couple groups have been on the plots and at feeders the last couple days.



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Old 02-21-2021, 10:49 PM   #16
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Sorry bastages are still swarming my feeders in Jones county.

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Old 02-22-2021, 12:26 AM   #17
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I was also very worried about the turkeys....
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Old 02-22-2021, 02:08 AM   #18
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We got pictures of them eating our corn with ice and snow on their backs

They’re fine.
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:10 AM   #19
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They are way tougher than you think....at least these big Easterns are. We had over two weeks of below zero temperatures. This group came strolling by the house last week at about 10 below zero with snow up to their breasts. After they made their way thru the deep snow they got out on the county road and walked right down the middle of the road. Who says turkeys are stupid.

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Old 02-22-2021, 09:11 AM   #20
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NE Jack county turkeys were looking good Saturday evening
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:12 AM   #21
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Didn't slow mine down one bit. I've seen merriams at 9k in the snow while elk hunting making it just fine as well.....



Now the chi-chi birds didn't fair so well......
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:11 AM   #22
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I saw a pic on another site where swveral gobblers with stuck frozen to the metal powerline tower where they had roosted. It was a crazy pic for sure!
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Old 02-22-2021, 02:19 PM   #23
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I saw a pic on another site where swveral gobblers with stuck frozen to the metal powerline tower where they had roosted. It was a crazy pic for sure!
post it if you can I'd like to see it
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:00 PM   #24
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:05 PM   #25
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Turkeys will be fine, there like flying opossums, just dont die easy. Tough old birds no pun intended.
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:08 PM   #26
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Crazy. Looks like they were alive there, bet they made it.
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:11 PM   #27
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Little chilly but made it just fine. My Rios ate a ton of feed each day in the cold.
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:18 PM   #28
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Seems like ours made it ok as well. Canít tell if we have any hoppers but there are plenty of bodies. Glad to see it after -3 temps with a -12 wind chill up that way.



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