MENU Lake-Link.com MORE

Winter Kill

5/4/19 @ 8:43 AM
ORIGINAL POST
Switch
Switch
USER since 1/23/02

Has anyone heard how bad the winter kill was for Turkey and Deer in Waupaca County? Heard rumors both took a huge hit. Been Our group has been Turkey hunting over the past 3 weeks and this has been the worst we have seen.

Post Your Comment
Displaying 1 to 10 of 11 Posts
5/8/19 @ 2:06 PM
FullDraw05
FullDraw05
USER since 10/10/17
it's a solid money system they have going, which is why i think it won't ever change. $3 to apply. $$ for the stamp.. $10 per tag, per season.. a guy could drop $50 on a few stupid turkey's... Not I, but no wonder so many guys take to the "shoot them whenever i want" style of turkey hunting 

Post Your Comment
5/8/19 @ 1:41 PM
.Long Barrels
.Long Barrels
USER since 12/9/14

Migr8r - isn't it funny that the DNR protects these birds so strictly?  You have to apply for a tag,  for a season, for a zone and get 7 days.  How ridiculous.  There are 200 birds where I bow hunt. 

But then they give out deer tags for nearly free...so backwards IMO

Post Your Comment
5/8/19 @ 9:45 AM
lakeshiner
lakeshiner
USER since 7/20/09

I had people thinking the deer would take a hit in southern areas because of the snow we got.  I just laughed because I don't think they know what real snow is.  We have turkeys and deer running around yet up north and we always have a lot of snow and it lasts a lot longer.  That's the key, now long it covers the ground.

Post Your Comment
5/6/19 @ 4:17 PM
Switch
Switch
USER since 1/23/02

Thank you for your responses just reporting what we experienced this year vs others. I was curious thank you.

Post Your Comment
5/6/19 @ 1:02 PM
migr8r
migr8r
USER since 2/8/11

The turkey population could stand to be knocked back a touch anyway. A few sub-prime birds lost from a tough winter isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If some sort of avian disease took hold here, it could have some harsh consequences on the turkey population with as many as we have. 

There are plenty of turkeys in WI. If you’re not finding them, you’re not looking hard enough. 

Post Your Comment
5/6/19 @ 9:47 AM
.Long Barrels
.Long Barrels
USER since 12/9/14

who ever told you that heard it from someone else that heard it from somewhere else that heard it from a bar down the way.  There is little to no truth to it.  I've seen fields with 60-80 birds then on the other side of the block another 80.  The winter was not bad,  not sure why people think this EVERY year.  This was in waupaca east of odgensburg.  the turkey are EVERYWHERE.

there is a 80 acre corn field still standing by one of the areas I bow hunt,  half of it is left yet.  I was amazed to be quite frank,  but i guess that tells you that plenty of food was around else where.

I've personally walked pieces in waushara,  waupaca, winnebago and marquette co's and i have yet to find anything out of the ordinary.  

Edited on 5/6/19 9:52 AM
Post Your Comment
5/6/19 @ 6:23 AM
madforlabs
madforlabs
USER since 12/20/12

LOL Wicasa....how true.

Post Your Comment
5/5/19 @ 9:47 PM
Wicasa
Wicasa
USER since 11/11/15

The rumors are the deer and turkeys and almost all manner of fish and game have taken a terrible hit by winter, wolves, other predators, the tribes, and people from Illinois.

These rumors are invariably started by the unsuccessful and clueless.

Post Your Comment
5/5/19 @ 8:41 PM
ayeFeesh
ayeFeesh
USER since 5/17/11

Waupaca had a mild winter. Doubt there was a significant winter kill. 

Post Your Comment
5/4/19 @ 11:54 AM
madforlabs
madforlabs
USER since 12/20/12

Plenty of deer and all came out in fine shape.  I have had a doe around all winter/spring who had a front leg shot off during the gun season. Even she came thru looking pretty good considering the circumstances.

Post Your Comment
Displaying 1 to 10 of 11 Posts