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#1285267 - 04/10/09 07:54 PM hen?
rutnstrut2
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I have been at my place twice in the past week hunting dryland fish, and have seen a single hen right inside the woods, the question I have is do you think there is a tom around if I have a hen there? dont turkey hunt alot but I am thinking of tring it in this spot. What would you do?
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#1285276 - 04/10/09 08:02 PM Re: hen? [Re: rutnstrut2]
shopson
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What time of day? She should be with the gobbler early in the morn and then be back in his general area late in the afternoon. Any time other than that and you can see hens anywhere this time of year.
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#1285729 - 04/11/09 01:02 PM Re: hen? [Re: shopson]
rutnstrut2
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the first time was late evening the second time was about 11 am
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#1285825 - 04/11/09 03:08 PM Re: hen? [Re: rutnstrut2]
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Sounds to me like she is nesting very close by.
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#1285871 - 04/11/09 03:32 PM Re: hen? [Re: RUGER]
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Get a locator call and give it a try but I promise you if one gobbles you will have to go.
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#1285893 - 04/11/09 03:55 PM Re: hen? [Re: ezshot]
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Impossible to say, she could have a nest, she could have been run off by harassing gobblers from another area, she could have been booted by the dominant hen, there are a million possibilities.

Go one morning, and your question should be answered.
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#1286016 - 04/11/09 06:54 PM Re: hen? [Re: captain hook]
shopson
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She doesn't have a nest there. Hens do not hang around their nests or nesting area. It is typical to see hens almost anywhere this time of year as they travel distances to do their nesting and feed along on their way there and back.
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#1286028 - 04/11/09 07:03 PM Re: hen? [Re: shopson]
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She has probably been bred and is off doing her 'own thing'.


I wonder what the lag time is between being bred and actually settling on a suitable nesting area. You know women, they just cannot make up their mind and are never really truly satisfied.

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#1286269 - 04/11/09 11:03 PM Re: hen? [Re: LeatherLungz]
rutnstrut2
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I was up there this evening and owled and herd one goble, my grand dad really dont want me to hunt for bird up there I have brought them in with food plots the past five years and I told him it is good to get ride of the dominate bird he said he was at the barn and saw the hen with a gobbler behind her in full strut said his paintbrush was dragging the ground, he said about five min later a red fox was on there trail. want to get a bird but got to keep the old man happy!
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