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  • Do turkeys have a good sense of smell?

    Do turkeys have a good sense of smell?

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    No. You can relax about the scent issues that are so important to deer hunters. But turkeys have great hearing, keen eyesight and wide peripheral vision. Be still, be quiet, but feel free to stink the place up--the turkeys won't care but your friends might.

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    • #3
      Their lack of a sense of smell lets me use my clothes soaked in insect repellent over and over without washing. It's a good thing turkey hunting is a mostly solitary sport so that I don't gross anybody out.

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      • #4
        Their eyes and ears are so good that if they could smell too no one would kill one.

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        • #5
          Remington Core-Lokt or Winchester Super X?

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          • #6
            The turkeys sense of smell is the least of your worries.

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            • #7
              no turkey have dont have a good sence of smell, however ive had a gobbler take off just out of range from me when a doe near him picked up my scent. if u find that deer are traviling the same area as well, alittle anti-oder never hurts

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              • #8
                In my opinion I think that turkey have a great sense of smell is to how they find food with their brain can't process danger with that sent

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                • #9
                  In my opinion I think that turkey have a great sense of smell is to how they find food with their brain can't process danger with that sent

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                  • #10
                    “The olfactory sense in most birds, including the wild turkey, is poorly developed. The exceptions to that rule are vultures, condors and griffons.”

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Frank Lauria View Post
                      In my opinion I think that turkey have a great sense of smell is to how they find food with their brain can't process danger with that sent
                      Well, you're wrong according to the experts.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Frank Lauria View Post
                        In my opinion I think that turkey have a great sense of smell is to how they find food with their brain can't process danger with that sent
                        Well, you're wrong according to the experts.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by evan.hensel View Post
                          no turkey have dont have a good sence of smell, however ive had a gobbler take off just out of range from me when a doe near him picked up my scent. if u find that deer are traviling the same area as well, alittle anti-oder never hurts
                          Great point to consider. Thanks!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by buckhunter View Post
                            The turkeys sense of smell is the least of your worries.
                            Totally agree!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Stephen08 View Post
                              Remington Core-Lokt or Winchester Super X?
                              Remington all the way!

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