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Haven’t seen any

Postby poorhunter » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:49 pm

poults all summer so far. Usually see a few by now even though August is when I really start seeing them. Saw a group or six hens yesterday feeding in a mowed field with zero poults.
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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby catman529 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:36 pm

I haven’t seen many hens at all which tells me they’re keeping their poults pretty well hidden. I’ve seen a few hens here and there with no poults and a few gobblers. It’s hot out and they like the shade this time of year. I have seen a few poults but not very often. Usually October is when I get a better idea of the hatch.

If all you’ve seen is those 6 hens, that’s not a bad sign if you usually see a lot more. Give it time


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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby tree_ghost » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:46 am

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Spotted my first poults this morning in Rutherford


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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby JCDEERMAN » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:32 am

Haven't been to our place enough to know. 2 weeks of trailcam pics revealed no poults (about 4 hens). Will check again the weekend of 8/1. Agreed ph - August is when I start seeing them in our parts
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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby Gravey » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:31 pm

I saw 3 hens the other day with what looked like 5 or 6 small poults. First I’ve seen. Also in Rutherford county.
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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby Andy S. » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:37 pm

I’ve seen trail cam pics of poults in SW TN that were taken this month. Some poults are itty bitty fur balls and some are 3/4 grown. It’s always good to see poults.
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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby PickettSFHunter » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:56 pm

I had a few on my properties initially at quail size. They have since disappeared and it’s just
Lone hens now. I did see one hen with one poult yesterday on some public.
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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby th88 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:42 am

Have a saw a lot of turkey this summer along the MS/TN line, but very, very few poults. I keep track of my sightings and right now I'm at less than 0.5 pph for July. It'll increase come August, but i've saw more poultless hens than ever.
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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby catman529 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:17 pm

I just saw 3 or 4 hens with what looked like a dozen or so poults. Hard to count heads in the soybeans but I’ll watch the video on the big screen later and see.


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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby Andy S. » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:21 pm

One of my buds on TN/MS line is averaging 3 pph based on sightings alone. Not ideal, but sustainable.
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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby 'borohunter » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:14 pm

Saw 6 poults with a hen 2 days ago in Rutherford. 1st time this year - hopefully a good sign...
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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby catman529 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:00 pm

Here’s the clip from this afternoon, I saw their tracks by the road where I parked my truck and then found them after a minute of walking.


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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby poorhunter » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:14 am

Been seeing the same 6 hens pretty much daily still no poults. Saw four gobblers yesterday afternoon. We’ve had a big decline 4 years ago but was getting better each year till this year. This (so far) is less than half of what I saw after the bottom fell out 4 years ago.
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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby Buzzard Breath » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:47 am

Even though I never saw a turkey on the farm in Hickman County, during the season, I've been seeing a hen with 4 large poults everytime I'm out there here recently. These are getting large enough they're hard to distinguish from the adult.
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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby tickweed » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:48 am

Seen 2 hens with poults
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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby hillbillyfab » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:59 pm

I've seen several hens, with poults but no more than 3 poults with each. I'm thinking there's more hens with poults, we ain't seeing staying in the woods.
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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby megalomaniac » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:26 pm

Looking forward to the velvet hunt to see what recruitment I got. I am a little nervous, as we chopped up 7 hens and 9 nests total on 60 acres during 1st hay season.

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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby Hymie3 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:05 pm

I have one hen around the house that had six. I only see five the last few days so i am assuming one was lost to the yotes... Also had some breeding in late June so i am anxious to see if some more show up soon.
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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby tellico4x4 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:04 pm

Best year we have had in 10 yrs for poults. Saw one hen the other day that had at least 12-15 half grown with her! Surely there was another hen that I didn't see, or something happened to her. Lots of pics of babies on various sections of property as well.

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Re: Haven’t seen any

Postby ZachMarkus » Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:55 am

Looking like a pretty decent hatch in Lawrence county. There were 3 hens with 13 half grown poults in my yard the one day this week. I’m hearing reports of others seeing several poults here lately.


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