If you don't have enough elevation, another option is a "turkey nest
pond," an excavated cistern--just dig a big hole--on top of a hill.
Characteristics of wild turkey nest sites in a mixed-grass prairie-oak-woodland mosaic in the northern great plains, South Dakota.
Merriam's turkey nest survival and factors affecting nest predation by mammals.
Wild turkey nest survival was most strongly influenced by habitat structure adjacent to the nest.
2008: Merriam's turkey nest survival and factors affecting nest predation by mammals.--Journal of Wildlife Management 72: 1765-1774.
Results of paired t-tests (24 df) comparing micro-habitat characteristics of eastern wild turkey nest
sites to random sites (n = 24) in east Texas, 1995-1996.
E Encircled by high earthen levee ('turkey nest
During the 1950s, eggs were collected from turkey nests
in the wild and hatched at a game farm in Chenango County.
At least, that's the case in much of the South, where these once-domesticated pigs--with their voracious appetites--are destroying turkey nests and food plots.
In the state of Texas, wild hogs destroyed up to 80 percent of turkey nests at the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area southeast of Dallas.
With the help of the Forest Service's Forest Stewardship Program, the state gives some of these owners cost-sharing grants for planting trees, building brushpiles for turkey nests
, fencing out grazing cows, or placing rocks in streams for fish habitat.