I am seeing a disturbing trend on my Central KS farm. Ten years ago, while tootling around the property, (post duck season) I would normally see 15-20 turkey vs. never any armadillo. Over the last 3 years, I have noticed a significant drop in turkey sightings and a very significant increase in armadillo sightings. Saturday, I was tending to some chores on the farm and ran into three armadillos (around lunchtime). I never saw a turkey, or any signs. Any study’s or evidence the diseases (leprosy) armadillos carry impact turkey? Do armadillos have any natural predators? Should I start carrying the 20 gauge in the mule and whack as many as I can? Can I make an impact on the population or just a waste of shells?