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Turkey's gobble depends on weather

Turkey's have an air sac located in their chest called the cervical air sac that can be compressed when there is a drop in barometric pressure.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As the weather changes, so do the frequency of a turkey's gobble.
Turkeys have an air sac located in their chest called the cervical air sac that can be compressed when there is a drop in barometric pressure, change in temperature, or even a chance of rain.

According to the National Wild Turkey Federation, gobbling is frequent when winds are calm, around 1-3 mph. They also find prime gobbling when the barometric pressure is between 29.9 to 30.2 inches, this is associated with calm weather.

Brian Banbury, from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, explains that turkeys are less vocal when the weather is cold, rainy, or even windy. Their prime conditions seem to be temperatures around 30-60 degrees.

There are other factors when it comes to a turkey's famous sound, like their age, and if there are hens in the area.