Steve Hickoff is the Realtree Turkey Hunting Editor and Blogger. He’s been beaten by more birds than he can remember. Still he kills enough to eat well, and fool with beards, spurs and fans until the next season. Pennsylvania born and raised, Maine is his home base now. A full-time outdoor communicator with a couple university writing degrees, he chases spring gobblers and fall flocks around the country. It's "all turkeys, all the time" on the Realtree Turkey Blog.
Heat, Drought, Wildfires and Wild Turkeys
Heat, drought, wildfires and wild turkeys are making the news these days.
In Indiana the story is the same as biologists predict the 2012 drought will affect wild turkeys, especially young birds.
In Kentucky, white and red oaks are being watched closely as acorns are a major wild turkey food source.
In Wisconsin, regular Realtree.com turkey blog commentator "charlie elk" has some thoughts on the subject.
Officials are worried about drought affects in Missouri too.
How are things looking out your window as you read this? Let us know in the comments section below and thanks.