Telecheck Results 2019 *Final Numbers posted page 4

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Gut_Pile

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07 - 21,571
08 - 24,297
09 - 27,323
10 - 34,001
11 - 26,516
12 - 33,049
13 - 35,000
14 - 32,569
15 - 26,073
16 - 16,108
17 - 25,702
18 - 17,066
 
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Two totally different surveys. The total harvest is estimated by the phone survey.
 
Two totally different surveys. The total harvest is estimated by the phone survey.
Right but I'm saying that according to your number of 10,061 as of today we are on par with the last 3 years up to April 29.
 
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Harvest Report Telecheck
16 - 16,108 11,216
17 - 25,702 11,465
18 - 17,066 11,674
 
Those numbers are far off from the estimated 30,000 or so the state was estimating before game check was implemented. I'm sure they'll say birds just aren't being reported.
And they would be right. I have it on good authority that as a group none of the coyotes are reporting their kills, especially the pack running on my place.
 
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And they would be right. I have it on good authority that as a group none of the coyotes are reporting their kills, especially the pack running on my place.
Biologist in SC ran DNA test on over 300 samples of coyote feces and only 2 had turkey DNA. Coyotes are not hurting your turkeys
 
Biologist in SC ran DNA test on over 300 samples of coyote feces and only 2 had turkey DNA. Coyotes are not hurting your turkeys
I beg to differ. I know what my trail cameras are telling me and I know what I'm seeing with my own eyes.
 
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I beg to differ. I know what my trail cameras are telling me and I know what I'm seeing with my own eyes.
So you've seen a coyote eating a turkey on your trail camera and also with your own eyes?
 

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I don't know whats up with turkeys in GA, I only lived there 5 years, so nothing to compare to.

Having grown up in FL I can share that the coyotes moved in during the 1980s. However there are turkeys in places now that were devoid of turkeys when I moved out of FL in 1990. My wife and sisters inherited their father's property, in the 1980s there were no turkeys on that property and none within several miles. My brother in law runs cows on the property and saw a nesting hen. While it still lacks a huntable flock, the fact that birds nest there indicates expansion of the population.

So it seems, coyotes, bobcats, fox, etc. are not slowing down FL turkey population growth.
 
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05/06/19 update at 10:05am

So far in 2019 we are 47 days into a 56 day season (youth weekend included). As of 5/06/19 at 10:05PM there have been 10,769 turkeys killed. This is a average of 229 per day and puts us on pace for 12,932 turkeys killed in 2019.

708 turkeys killed in the last week
 
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Biologist in SC ran DNA test on over 300 samples of coyote feces and only 2 had turkey DNA. Coyotes are not hurting your turkeys
That`s very interesting to me. Obviously, that presumes expertise in ID`ing coyote droppings. No, I`m not insinuating that the SC biologists do not possess said expertise. Having said that, I`ve wondered if it`s not the egg eaters that cause the most harm.
 
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