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#1314763 - 05/04/09 09:22 PM Re: Poor 09 hatch? [Re: WingNut]
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 Originally Posted By: WingNut
 Originally Posted By: captain hook
 Originally Posted By: Dodgeball
I hope your right Hook got us Woodpile boys worried.


I would be worried more about the total number of mature gobblers you all took this year, rather then the hatch failing. Granted I have no idea how many acres you all hunt and the final tally. Which means alot.


Don't worry hook we spread it out and hunt a lot of different farms. Out of all of us we all don't hunt the same spots. Most of the birds we killed are mature gobblers and believe me there are plenty that we have let go (or got away). There are pleanty of jakes that can fill in for next year.


Total- we prolly hunt 6500 acres. Several dairy farms and 9 miles of river bottoms along the Duck River.
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#1314793 - 05/04/09 09:29 PM Re: Poor 09 hatch? [Re: TurkeyBurd]
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We definantly didnt hurt our population like wingnut and turkeyburd said we hunt several different farms and have passed on several good burds and jakes. We are blessed with awesome turkey hunting.
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#1314837 - 05/04/09 09:43 PM Re: Poor 09 hatch? [Re: Dodgeball]
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I must say that the gloves are off now. If it comes to it a jake or two is going down. I need meat for the freezer. After eating that turkey at Davids I got to get some more. I am turning from turkey hunter to turkey killer.
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#1314854 - 05/04/09 09:50 PM Re: Poor 09 hatch? [Re: WingNut]
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Wingnut if i can get the grass caught up we can go to that farm in maury county. Nobody has stepped foot on this year.The word is several longbeards are running around.
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#1314871 - 05/04/09 10:02 PM Re: Poor 09 hatch? [Re: WingNut]
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 Originally Posted By: WingNut
I must say that the gloves are off now. If it comes to it a jake or two is going down. I need meat for the freezer. After eating that turkey at Davids I got to get some more. I am turning from turkey hunter to turkey killer.
I thought that was the object of the hunt, to KILL legal turkeys, however many you want to kill, or are hunter enough to kill?
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#1314885 - 05/04/09 10:13 PM Re: Poor 09 hatch? [Re: Dodgeball]
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This flood should not hurt anything. A lot of nest will be lost but a hen is capable of laying 3 nest from one breeding.The nest that are destroyed will hopefully be replaced in a better safer location. Research says 75% of the hens will renest after abandoning a nest. The only bad thing i see is the threat of the mowing of nest will be increased, but in turn these newly replaced nest will make for a later hatch which will make warmer better weather for the hatchlings survival. If these conditions had happened 3-4 weeks later we would definitely need to be worried. I would have to double check but im pretty sure that 3 of the last 4 years my bottomland farm has flooded around this week of the year but my population has increased steadily each year and every year i have seen the majority of hatches seem to be 4-6 weeks behind the hill ground turkeys.
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#1314890 - 05/04/09 10:20 PM Re: Poor 09 hatch? [Re: NoNtYpiCaL1]
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Interesting info. Thanks


 Originally Posted By: NoNtYpiCaL1
This flood should not hurt anything. A lot of nest will be lost but a hen is capable of laying 3 nest from one breeding.The nest that are destroyed will hopefully be replaced in a better safer location. Research says 75% of the hens will renest after abandoning a nest. The only bad thing i see is the threat of the mowing of nest will be increased, but in turn these newly replaced nest will make for a later hatch which will make warmer better weather for the hatchlings survival. If these conditions had happened 3-4 weeks later we would definitely need to be worried. I would have to double check but im pretty sure that 3 of the last 4 years my bottomland farm has flooded around this week of the year but my population has increased steadily each year and every year i have seen the majority of hatches seem to be 4-6 weeks behind the hill ground turkeys.
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#1315482 - 05/05/09 07:04 AM Re: Poor 09 hatch? [Re: Dodgeball]
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 Originally Posted By: Dodgeball
Wingnut if i can get the grass caught up we can go to that farm in maury county. Nobody has stepped foot on this year.The word is several longbeards are running around.


Count me in, I am always up for something. We can go beat em up. The way the weather looks you may not be cuttin grass for a while.
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#1315861 - 05/05/09 10:13 AM Re: Poor 09 hatch? [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: captain hook
 Originally Posted By: REN
it is early enough still that it should not have a HUGE impact on the survival rate of the poults.


Poults have to have hatched first, and at this point we are several weeks away, and once again if a hen loses a nest now, they will more then likely renest.

This isn't the critical period, 2-3 weeks from now will be.

I wouldn't sweat this stuff, not yet.


i understand that and is actually what i meant. Plenty of time to renest now and water should be back to normal or slightly above normal levels by the time of hatching.
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#1315954 - 05/05/09 11:22 AM Re: Poor 09 hatch? [Re: REN]
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you huntin this weekend jed?
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