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Discussion in 'Turkey Hunters Forum' started by rrduckhnt, May 8, 2017.
Great hunt. Hard to tell from pics, but they don't all look like merriams.
They are just like Eastern Turkey's not all are colored the same.. I've killed some Eastern turkeys that were a lot darker than others and some lighter.. I wish mine was as white as the one BC killed but you have to take what comes in.. We took pictures of some that was really white and some that was more buffed looking..... But all were killed in South Dakota and I don't think there's any other kind in South Dakota..
Hybrids. SD has plenty. Lower hills and plains have more than a few of them. Rio and Eastern bloodlines are both present.
Looks a little like a housing development!! Do they sleep two? LL
By what I found there are no hybrids in South Dakota.. Here's a picture of the map showing where the species are located by my understanding this is what the NWTF shows as the range of the Merriam's... Even looking at mounts of Merriam's there's a large range of difference in how much white they have.. Now the Gould's has a lot more white than the Merriam's but they are harder to come by than the Osceola turkey.... The Map..................
It's amazing that them hybrids in CO and NE know exactly where the state lines are, and refuse to cross it to make hybrids in SD.
Could probably sleep two, but there's no way I'm sharing that small camper with a Snoring, Farting, Belching and Stinking another Turkey Hunter... They can bring a Tent...... HA!HA!HA!
Would like to see a biologist do a test on them and see what they truly are. How many slams have 'true' birds for their specific species?
And a biologist would agree
Cool story, thanks for sharing.