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#1016788 - 11/07/08 01:39 PM Gobbling hens??
Polecat
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Anyone on here ever hear or see a hen gobble?
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#1016800 - 11/07/08 01:44 PM Re: Gobbling hens?? [Re: Polecat]
stik
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i have.
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#1016895 - 11/07/08 03:06 PM Re: Gobbling hens?? [Re: stik]
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no and i have never even heard of that. it would be cool to see though
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#1017015 - 11/07/08 04:20 PM Re: Gobbling hens?? [Re: Drake624]
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I've never seen it myself, but I did see a video a guy from work had made of a hen gobbling during deer season. Cool for sure!
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#1017175 - 11/07/08 07:41 PM Re: Gobbling hens?? [Re: jackscreek]
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On video but not in person,pretty wild!
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#1017424 - 11/07/08 11:18 PM Re: Gobbling hens?? [Re: CopperHead77]
baller_9
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 Originally Posted By: Barred Owl
On video but not in person,pretty wild!


Same here...would love to see it happen in person...I've seen hens strut in person.

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#1023247 - 11/11/08 07:48 PM Re: Gobbling hens?? [Re: Polecat]
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So we've got transexual turkeys now? \:D

Seriously never seen it or heard of it. I have seen them look like they are in about a half strut.
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#1051641 - 11/25/08 06:07 PM Re: Gobbling hens?? [Re: Gravey]
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I seen it on one of the newer Primos videos, I think the Truth 18
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#1055471 - 11/28/08 05:52 AM Re: Gobbling hens?? [Re: pigpen]
tndoe
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funny this just came up.
I came to this forum to report just this thing.
craziest thing I ever seen.

bored on stand with seeing no deer, I decided to play with the turkeys I could hear in the distance. I pulled out my lil box of mouth calls and started out really loud.
Dang if it wasn't working. The large, forty or so, group of hens begin moving closer and answering every call. The closer they got, the quieter I'd call.

Soon, I could hear the group with their peeping noises as they feed up the food plot behind me. Still the lead gal was calling, trying to locate me, but I had become silent.
They came to within thirty yards of my stand and stood in the plot. some feed, others just looked half frozen with their heads tucked low.

They all grew quiet as I looked over the bunch for sign of beards and white heads. All blue, no beards, what a disappointment.

I decided I'd see what would happen with a group that large if I called. All heads turned in my direction at the sound of my call. A few spotted the flo orange and started that alarming call. I didn't move.

BOOM! the report of a rifle from the neighboring farm and I saw something that I've never seen and heard something I've never seen before.

About ten of those hens did a short gobble, a shock gobble.
I bout fell outta the stand. Searching through the tight group, I could still see no evidence of a true tom, not even the beginnings of a beard.

After another thirty minutes or so, a hawk blew through and landed in the tree next to me. Every one of those turkeys gave the warning and with up stretched necks, made for the pine thicket. Only a few stragglers stood out where I could see them, and they two finally dissappeared into the darkened shadows of the early morn.

Now this was an experience I'm sure few have seen.
But I had heard hens would gobble on occasion. Now I know they can. But it didn't sound as strong as a strutting tom nor did it last but a second. It was something I won't forget, that is for sure.
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#1090243 - 12/17/08 10:01 PM Re: Gobbling hens?? [Re: tndoe]
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I was hunting in Virginia a couple years ago on the George Washington National Forest and was not hearing much when I heard what I thought was a Jake gobble. I started working him because things were really slow. I called the bird to within 30 yards and couldn't beleive my eyes, not only was it a hen gobbling, she was strutting also. I started to put her out of her misery, but she didn't have a beard, so she wasn't legal. This is the only time I have ever saw any thing like this. Really wild and I don't drink either.
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