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#2852922 - 06/17/12 07:54 PM Still strutting
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Saw a tom in full strut with 2 hens this past Thursday. Kinda surprised to see one strutting this long after season.
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#2853022 - 06/17/12 09:53 PM Re: Still strutting [Re: Mtn Hunter]
catman529
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I have seen a video of toms in full strut in a winter flock with hens in December in middle tennessee. I guess they will do it any time.... I wonder if the one you saw was breeding any of the hens.
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#2853218 - 06/18/12 08:58 AM Re: Still strutting [Re: catman529]
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I am seeing the same thing, I have never seen this on my property this time of year but have gotten this guy on camera strutting for 2 weeks now. Sometimes with hens and sometimes not.

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#2853221 - 06/18/12 09:02 AM Re: Still strutting [Re: smstone22]
Andy S.
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Good pics Steven, thanks for sharing.
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#2853226 - 06/18/12 09:07 AM Re: Still strutting [Re: Andy S.]
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Yup the can/will stutt at anytime of the year.
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#2853227 - 06/18/12 09:09 AM Re: Still strutting [Re: Andy S.]
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That gobbler is hanging those 3 hens near constantly. And best I can tell from alot of pics, those hens have no poults. There are some more hens running around with poults and the gobbler is never with them. So I am led to believe that their clutch has failed and he has or is going to breed them again. Logical assumption you think?
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#2853230 - 06/18/12 09:23 AM Re: Still strutting [Re: smstone22]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: smstone22
Logical assumption you think?
Yes, IF the hens are receptive. The reason I say that is hens are capable of retaining viable sperm for about two months (up to 56 days) after being bred.
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#2853344 - 06/18/12 12:14 PM Re: Still strutting [Re: Andy S.]
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Roane co also yesterday
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#2853567 - 06/18/12 06:16 PM Re: Still strutting [Re: LSUtigers]
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See at least one strutter most every morning on my way to work. See em strutting all during deer season too.
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#2856257 - 06/21/12 12:13 PM Re: Still strutting [Re: pledbetter]
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Nice pics
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