Too bad they aren't shootable yet in our county. Cool picture though.
I am overrun by turkeys and get cats nonstopJust a curiosity...if you are just starting to see cats in your area...what does your turkey population look like? I would be interested to hear your thoughts in the future if the cat numbers rise and the turkey numbers fall, etc.
You will absolutely see fewer squirrels in your timber IMO...for many deer hunters though, that is a good thing. I think you will notice fewer turkeys too, but will be curious to see.
I have talked with several DNR personnel, at length, over the years about this too and yes, they remain convinced that there is no cat/turk correlation. I remain skeptical that their opinion is correct. The key reason why is that the normal reasons, which are very valid BTW, given to explain the very precipitous turk decline do NOT explain what I, and other neighbors, have personally witnessed.I am overrun by turkeys and get cats nonstop
Not saying there isn't a correlation. Not saying there is.
I did talk to DNR at length about this topic. They swear there is zero correlation....
That's a lot of coons. That had to have a big impact.We have lots of bobcats and lots of turkeys. I had 3 bobcats by my stand this morning. A momma and two young. We have been trapping coons during the summer with permission of game warden for crop damage and have averaged over 100 coons a year the last 4 yrs. This probably has helped the bird population as much as anything.