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Title: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: BrewBama on April 12, 2019, 03:55:38 PM
...but maybe not.

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Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: denny on April 12, 2019, 04:37:07 PM
Wild turkey?
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: BrewBama on April 12, 2019, 04:45:48 PM
Yep. First one I’ve seen in a cpl yrs.


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Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: denny on April 12, 2019, 05:05:35 PM
Yep. First one I’ve seen in a cpl yrs.


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They're such a problem around here that a was was just passed allowing limited hunting.
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: theDarkSide on April 12, 2019, 05:09:24 PM
The turkey population in NH was almost extinct in the '70's until Fish & Game started managing the hunting seasons.  Now they are everywhere and almost daily have to stop on my way to work to let them cross the road.  Especially now during mating season...the Tom's are kinda pricks showing off for the hens.
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: Robert on April 12, 2019, 06:44:16 PM
Lots of turkeys in OH.   We have multiple seasons for toms and hens.  When we had the place in the country, they were all around all the time.  But now I'm strictly a city boy, I just saw one on the street here the other day.  Was not expecting that.  Though I do live by a large park.
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: MDixon on April 12, 2019, 06:51:54 PM
Never saw any when I was younger. Now spot them several times a year. Our problem creatures are deer and coyotes. In 2017 we had 18,540 reported accidents involving deer.
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: Slowbrew on April 12, 2019, 06:57:57 PM
We have wild turkey here in Des Moines but I haven't seen a lot them in the city.  They tend to gather along rural fence lines.  Except during hunting season when they are no where to be found.   :D

My kids always say "they know, they just know, so they hide".  ;D

Deer on the other hand are everywhere, all the time. 

Paul
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: mainebrewer on April 12, 2019, 08:26:20 PM
I live out in the williwacks so we have plenty of turkeys and a few deer, as well as, assorted other critters hanging around. However, nothing seems to be seriously interested in eating my spent grain. Not even the crows! 
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: HopDen on April 12, 2019, 10:12:23 PM
I put my spent grain in the garden, after a few warm days of fermenting piles of grain it smells to high hell and back! The neighbors and I were outside talking one day and they finally asked what that stench was!! At least they like the beer and it keeps their dogs out of the yard!

I need to find a pig farmer because the garden can't take much more.
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: Visor on April 15, 2019, 03:54:11 PM
   You need to start a compost heap, it helps keep the aroma to a minimum and the composted material is better for the garden. Another warm week or two and mine will thaw out enough for me to till in the winter's contribution of spent grain.
   Wild turkeys seem to be making a comeback across much of 'Merica. I was driving through Buffalo Wyo a couple weeks ago and there smack dab in the middle of town was a flock of a dozen or so, acting like they owned the place.
   
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: mainebrewer on April 15, 2019, 04:27:19 PM
   You need to start a compost heap, it helps keep the aroma to a minimum and the composted material is better for the garden. Another warm week or two and mine will thaw out enough for me to till in the winter's contribution of spent grain.
   Wild turkeys seem to be making a comeback across much of 'Merica. I was driving through Buffalo Wyo a couple weeks ago and there smack dab in the middle of town was a flock of a dozen or so, acting like they owned the place.
 
You know they're making a comeback when you find them on the Boston Common in the middle of downtown Boston!
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: HopDen on April 20, 2019, 05:14:45 PM
I wish Wild Turkeys would eat mine. No more room in the garden so I have been dumping in the lot next door and all I get are obnoxious Canada Geese.

Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: Robert on April 20, 2019, 06:29:35 PM


all I get are obnoxious Canada Geese.

Is there any other kind of Canada Geese?  (watch where you step now...)
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: MattyAHA on April 20, 2019, 06:49:24 PM


all I get are obnoxious Canada Geese.

Is there any other kind of Canada Geese?  (watch where you step now...)
cigar ashes scatter about the yard, makes great addition to the compost pile at least
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: Robert on June 03, 2019, 01:16:21 PM
Yep. First one I’ve seen in a cpl yrs.


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This in the morning paper:

"Ohio hunters bagged 19,088 wild turkeys during the spring wild turkey hunting season this year — down 15% from the previous year, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife said."

Sounds like 15% of our turkeys have fled to N AL! 
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: BrewBama on June 03, 2019, 02:53:40 PM
I dunno. This AM I saw a coyote with something black in his mouth. It was prob an Ohio turkey. He was trotting across the yard so was a bit too quick for my photography skills.


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Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: Robert on June 03, 2019, 03:16:32 PM
I dunno. This AM I saw a coyote with something black in his mouth. It was prob an Ohio turkey. He was trotting across the yard so was a bit too quick for my photography skills.


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Coyotes will definitely control the turkeys, we'll call that 19,089 Ohio turkeys for the season!  I've also noticed that turkeys disappear when foxes are around, and vice versa.   But I'm guessing the foxes aren't a real threat to the turkeys, but that they compete for the same food resources -- mice, toads, nuts and berries...
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: Visor on June 04, 2019, 02:08:23 AM
   Foxes certainly can be a threat to young turkeys, I imagine though that a full grown turkey is something no sane fox wants to take on.
   Over 19,000 turkeys harvested last year in just Ohio? Sounds like the good 'ol days with Sage Chickens before they all disappeared, at least the Turkey population has recovered.
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: Robert on June 04, 2019, 02:28:18 AM


   Foxes certainly can be a threat to young turkeys, I imagine though that a full grown turkey is something no sane fox wants to take on.
   Over 19,000 turkeys harvested last year in just Ohio? Sounds like the good 'ol days with Sage Chickens before they all disappeared, at least the Turkey population has recovered.

That's just the spring season that recently closed.  We've got a fall one too.  The population is, um, very healthy.  They're becoming a nuisance in suburban areas. 
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: Visor on June 05, 2019, 02:08:31 AM


   Foxes certainly can be a threat to young turkeys, I imagine though that a full grown turkey is something no sane fox wants to take on.
   Over 19,000 turkeys harvested last year in just Ohio? Sounds like the good 'ol days with Sage Chickens before they all disappeared, at least the Turkey population has recovered.

That's just the spring season that recently closed.  We've got a fall one too.  The population is, um, very healthy.  They're becoming a nuisance in suburban areas.
  ...along with cougars - only a matter of time before grizzlies are on that list too - at least in some parts of the lower 48.
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: Robert on June 05, 2019, 02:16:27 AM


   Foxes certainly can be a threat to young turkeys, I imagine though that a full grown turkey is something no sane fox wants to take on.
   Over 19,000 turkeys harvested last year in just Ohio? Sounds like the good 'ol days with Sage Chickens before they all disappeared, at least the Turkey population has recovered.

That's just the spring season that recently closed.  We've got a fall one too.  The population is, um, very healthy.  They're becoming a nuisance in suburban areas.
  ...along with cougars - only a matter of time before grizzlies are on that list too - at least in some parts of the lower 48.
Same day that report was in my morning paper, there was also a notice of the usual increasing seasonal black bear activity and advice on bearproofing.  So far we don't have the level of black bear nuisance they have on the east coast (matter of human population density I suppose,) and I presume grizzlies and cougars are a long way off.  Now I think of it, I'll cross my fingers on feral hogs...
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: Joe Sr. on June 08, 2019, 03:18:14 AM
Here in Chicago I’m dealing with rats and squirrels. Which are tree rats. We have coyotes and hawks in the neighborhood but they haven’t thinned the squirrels. No turkeys.


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Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: riceral on June 08, 2019, 01:31:05 PM
Here in Chicago I’m dealing with rats and squirrels. Which are tree rats. We have coyotes and hawks in the neighborhood but they haven’t thinned the squirrels. No turkeys.


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Sitting out on the back porch by the pool drinking some coffee and a hawk just flew down and bagged a squirrel.
No coyotes thought. Thank God!

Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: BrewBama on June 27, 2019, 07:03:15 PM
Morning coffee guest

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Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: BrewBama on September 11, 2019, 07:24:41 PM
I saw a Bobcat yesterday but I was too slow to get a photo.


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Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: Slowbrew on September 11, 2019, 09:15:53 PM
I saw a Bobcat yesterday but I was too slow to get a photo.


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In Urbandale (a community outside Des Moines, IA) we have several pairs of Red Tail Hawks, Bald Eagles and several types of owl.  We also have Red Fox, a coyote or two and tons of squirrels, rabbits, turkeys, deer, raccoon and possum.  Who know what else is out there.

It's great to see the wildlife populations coming back.  Even if they can sometimes be a pain to deal with.

Paul
Title: Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
Post by: BrewBama on October 15, 2019, 10:03:14 PM
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