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« on: January 16, 2014, 08:28:58 PM »

Hey guys..sorry haven't posted much lately..it's been a hard winter here with colds/flu and sub zero or barely above temps so I have been mostly hibernating... Wink
We had some major icing followed by snow, I managed to get out with the camera and capture some images of turkeys feeding in some apple trees...about a 4 mile hike up there but worth it. These conditions are probably the hardest on the wild turkey..it was interesting to observe how resourceful and adaptive they can be...only the strongest survive. I was able to very slowly get within 20 feet and didn't linger too long so as to contribute more stress but they didn't seem overly bothered by my presence and were still there the following day.
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 08:33:57 PM »

Awesome photos Dave... Thanks for posting those!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 08:57:07 PM »

Nice pictures Dave those birds sure look hungry and stressed.

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 08:57:21 PM »

These just a tease of Dave's turkey photo's.  I have seen plenty more and all of pics are GREAT if your a turkey addict like me. Thanks for posting these Dave. Keep em coming! Thumbs Up
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 09:24:15 PM »

Stunning pics Dave!!  Cheers
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2014, 10:59:32 PM »

WOW well done....really enjoyed I worry to about them in that kinda weather but like you said only the stong survive
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2014, 03:29:48 PM »

Those are awesome pics! Thanks, Dave.

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Lookin forward to hearing em sing in the spring!


« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 03:20:56 PM »

Nice pictures, thanks for sharing...
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 12:05:18 AM »

Nice pics
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014, 11:14:03 PM »

Thanks for the comments guys, I appreciate them. I really enjoy getting out with the camera, it's kind of like hunting but catch and release too! Grin
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2014, 05:46:02 AM »

Very neat photos, you caught nature in the raw.
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2014, 09:58:44 PM »

I just saw this post and love the pictures Dave. Super photography. Our Wisconsin Winter has been just Brutal. It is as hard a winter for our birds, as they have ever had to endure. I hope they all make it through but am afraid the birds are going to take a hit. Thanks for sharing......
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2014, 02:40:58 AM »

Great pix's.

It is estimated that in NW Wisconsin we will loose near 60% of our wild turkeys and same for whitetail. Finding them dead in their tracks after our most recent 12" snowfall. We have over 50"s of snow in the ground.
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