Gobbler just sat down and died!

BBond

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Just got the Report.

They state death is most likely Trauma. Lymphoproliferative disease and reticuloendotheliosis virus testing is pending, and results will follow in an addendum when available.


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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....??
 
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Gadget

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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.
 
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Gadget

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yes we found two birds a week apart, both looked to be in perfect physical condition. The first one I personally examined, skinned the breast and neck, no signs of injury. Weighed 21.8lbs
 

BBond

Senior Member
From the person who performed the necropsy
"I did not see any injuries that would point to being hit with a pellet, but I also don't think I could completely rule it out."

As for the tests pending we will not know until those come back.

It's all we have to go on for now.
 
yes we found two birds a week apart, both looked to be in perfect physical condition. The first one I personally examined, skinned the breast and neck, no signs of injury. Weighed 21.8lbs
I have trouble with the trauma explanation mainly because TWO birds were found with no obvious signs of trauma. I could go along a lot easier if only one had been found.
 
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.
Jim Smith
 
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There is still some tests that we're waiting for the results.
The two birds were found a week apart, both were in perfect condition. They were found about 400yds from each other.
 
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