If memory serves, they found TWO turkeys on that same property that appeared to have died in essentially the same manner (?). I do remember that the OP saying that there was no obvious signs of trauma in either case. Soooo....??
Thanks Bobby. Still leaves a lot of questions. I see suspected physical trauma listed as probable cause; I assume this excludes any possibility of being shot otherwise that would be stated in the report.
I found the 2nd turkey which was the one examined. I personally went over the head and neck areas before the bird was picked up by DNR and there was no signs of any kind of injury. There was no sign of bring hits by any pellets. The gobbler didn’t have a feather out of place.