Get a few turkey hunters together these days and the conversation will certainly turn to the warm spring and what will impact be? I did a story touching on this topic the other day focusing mostly on the impact of thicker foliage. I don’t think the temperatures impact the nesting period and it would seem I’m in good company.
We asked Lovett Williams, one of the country’s best-known turkey biologists and researchers, how the unusual spring might affect turkeys.
“Gobbling is triggered by warm weather, (but) hens are stimulated to breed by increasing daylight,” he wrote. “The daylight period is a better predictor of spring than the weather.
Of course his knowledge comes from his years of study mine was just a guess.