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Have you guys found turkeys to follow the same pattern every year? I have found this on one property for the past 3 years. They

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  • Have you guys found turkeys to follow the same pattern every year? I have found this on one property for the past 3 years. They

    Have you guys found turkeys to follow the same pattern every year? I have found this on one property for the past 3 years. They have been walking the same paths and roosting the same roost.

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    I have found that turkeys are often in the same general areas (public land). Certain places seem to always hold a bird, you always see scratching in this hollow, etc. Unless disturbed, they usually roost on the same hilltop, whatever, some times the same tree.

    There is a small 25 ac piece of property that we had permission to hunt for the past 5 years. In general, we could slip in and sit along the top of low ridge and the gobblers would fly down to a little clearing agout 60 yards in front of us and after a little calling, come straight up the ridge to us. One year we had already taken a bird from the same spot, and our next time out we didn't make a single call and the gobbler flew down and walked to us within 20 yards. That is still the hottest spot I have ever hunted.
    So yes, unless the birds are disturbed, they will often follow "traditional" roosting areas, travel routes, feeding areas, etc.

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    • #3
      I find that turkeys follow patterns, but not necessarily in a pattern.
      Make sense?

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      • #4
        Turkeys love to follow roads and field edges. They also have a preference for certain roost trees. They will use these preference areas regularly but as Bubba comments above you may not be able to set a clock by their movements. That said these travel corridors make excellent sites to hunt.

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