Close this search box.

Gobbling Activity of Eastern Wild Turkeys Relative to Male Movements and Female Nesting Phenology in South Carolina

We looked at gobbling activity relative to nesting chronology of hens and movements of males.  We found no evidence that gobbling increased with the onset of incubation, and no relationship between gobbling and male movements.  We did observe lags in gobbling relative to the onset of laying, wherein males really ramped up gobbling activity about 10 days before hens started nesting which coincides with the laying period.  Our findings suggest that understanding these lags may help agencies and hunters better predict peaks in gobbling and how it relates to hen reproduction.

Share via:


Popular Posts