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Author Topic: Roost details  (Read 75 times)

Offline Bingoman

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Roost details
« on: October 12, 2021, 10:31:40 AM »
I've never spied turkeys in a roost tree. Is it common for them to all be in one tree, or a group of trees all nearby?

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Offline GobbleNut

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Re: Roost details
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 10:38:27 AM »
I have seen occasional instances where turkeys would all roost in a single tree, but that has invariably been when that tree was the only suitable roost site in the area.  In my experience, it is much more likely that a turkey flock will roost in multiple trees that are fairly close to each other.  Conversely, I can't remember a time when I have seen a flock of turkeys disperse over a wide area when they go to roost. 

Now, we are talking about groups of turkeys of significant numbers here.  A small number of turkeys that are running together may well roost in the same tree under certain circumstances, especially at "traditional" roost sites.  Interestingly enough, even in places with many choices for turkeys to roost, they will often become loyal to roosting in a specific group of trees and will go to that roost site pretty much every night.