Trail Cam Video: Proof That Winter Turkeys Gobble

Wild turkeys change their behavior dramatically throughout the year, and toms and jakes will gobble during months that might surprise you.

Trail Cam Video: Proof That Winter Turkeys Gobble

I remember forever ago sitting in a philosophy class as a college freshman when the professor asked the age-old question, “If a tree falls in a forest but no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

I won’t bore you with a lengthy explanation of my opinion (the answer is “yes”), but I suppose you could ask a similar question about gobbling turkeys.

As shown in the outstanding Moultrie Mobile video below, no one is around except the trail cam, so perhaps that changes the philosophical argument. Regardless, the video certainly proves that turkeys will gobble during winter, especially when the air temperature climbs above freezing.

I saw the video recently on my Facebook feed; it was shared by my friend Scott Haugen. He’s a writer/photographer/TV host from Oregon, and captures all sorts of interesting videos on his Moultrie Mobiles, including some fabulous footage of predators, blacktails, elk and even ducks.

Crank up the volume on the trail cam video below for best viewing, and also click to enter fullscreen.

This 15-second clip will get you fired up for spring turkey season; it’s coming fast!


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