My Turkey Family

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by Fur Feather, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Fur Feather

    Fur Feather 6 pointer

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    Finally got to see some poults. The 1st picture has 5 Hens in it but only 2 hang together with 5 poults with them. The other 3 don't have any !
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  2. KY_M_Mitch1991

    KY_M_Mitch1991 6 pointer

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    These are the first I've seen.
     
  3. turk2di

    turk2di Cyber-Hunter

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  4. KyHorse

    KyHorse BBBC Members

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    I've not seen any more than 3 poults with a hen this summer, and like you several that do not have any with them. With a dry spring and early green up I was thinking a good hatch year, but it isn't looking like it. My only guess is predation is having an impact.
     
  5. Fur Feather

    Fur Feather 6 pointer

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    Yes, I think it's predators as well. I posted back during turkey season that while I was close to a Tom and talking turkey I called in three coyotes. I let the 1st 2 go but had to pop the 3rd just because. Thought I ruined my hunt but it ended up not bothering the Tom at all ( he was only 100 yards away in heavy woods )and killed him 20 minutes later. I also saw a Bobcat come out the woods ( in the same place as my 1st picture ) and pounce on something, I believe it was a rabbit.
     
  6. billproxs

    billproxs 12 pointer

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    Nice to see. I have seen a few Hens with Poults this Summer.
     
  7. Fur Feather

    Fur Feather 6 pointer

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    They're growing up. Seemed to have lost one though.

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  8. billproxs

    billproxs 12 pointer

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    I saw a Bearded Hen with Poults yesterday in LBL. There were 3 Hens with Poults, and one of the Hen Turkeys had a Beard, that was cool to see.
     
  9. Fur Feather

    Fur Feather 6 pointer

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    About the size of momma now ! Haven't lost anymore so we may be OK from here

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