First off turkey don't migrate bad weather and predators kill more turkeys than any hunter ever did they were almost extinct in the early 1900's if it weren't for the conservation efforts and money from hunters there wouldn't be a single bird left in the country...Snow coming this evening, so I got out for a long ride in the cold air on the mtb. Colors are holding up……....few if anyone out on the trails in the chili temps although I did run into these two very large turkeys close to home. Quite a few BIG birds have recently migrated back after being shot out years ago. It's nice to have them coming back around into the area as hunting is no longer allowed.
around here, it is wild hogs.Most likely the populations are increasing south of here and they are migrating back in. They are definitely not introduced. We have plenty of predators and guns, but looming in front of them and more critical is surviving winter at elevation in the Wasatch. They were shot out locally here over the years I have been told by the wise oldsters, so the very fact they can survive this kind of trouble and continue on is amazing to me. Incredible.