Tndeer Logo

Page all of 2 12>
Topic Options
#2853450 - 06/18/12 02:45 PM Are there too many hens?
Setterman
8 Point


Registered: 12/31/09
Posts: 2396
Loc: Knoxville, TN

Offline
I am no supporter of the NWTF, with that said read the below.

Some things to consider when lowering the boom this fall or next spring on hens.

http://www.nwtf.org/articles.php?id=13736

Top
#2853473 - 06/18/12 03:25 PM Re: Are there too many hens? [Re: Setterman]
catman529
spiderboy
16 Point


Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17592
Loc: Franklin TN

Offline
Interesting read.

Hope the TWRA knows what they are doing with fall bag limits, because I will shoot birds of either sex in the fall.
_________________________
>>>------------------>

Top
#2853569 - 06/18/12 06:21 PM Re: Are there too many hens? [Re: catman529]
pledbetter
6 Point


Registered: 11/29/11
Posts: 693
Loc: Shelbyville , TN

Offline
Good post setterman.
_________________________
When the Good Lord grants us the treasures we prefer , I think i'll take mine in spurs.

Top
#2853575 - 06/18/12 06:38 PM Re: Are there too many hens? [Re: Setterman]
Boll Weevil
8 Point


Registered: 06/26/11
Posts: 1332
Loc: Hardeman

Offline
I always figured that I'd rather have more hens to produce little turkeys and simply compete with them each spring than the other way around. Having 'endured' hunting in places with really poor populations, it's a tradeoff I'm happy to deal with every April.
Top
#2853583 - 06/18/12 06:47 PM Re: Are there too many hens? [Re: Boll Weevil]
Lawrence
8 Point


Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 1930
Loc: MT. Juliet Tennessee

Offline
Well when the state kills 35,000 - 40,000 male birds a year and 5 or 6000 hens it wont take long for the numbers to get out of control.
_________________________
Gobble
Gobble

BOOM


Top
#2853623 - 06/18/12 07:42 PM Re: Are there too many hens? [Re: Lawrence]
muddyboots
12 Point


Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 7406
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

Offline
Way less hens here than used too be.
_________________________
Let em go and let em grow!
There is a difference in a turkey killer and a turkey hunter!

Top
#2853654 - 06/18/12 08:39 PM Re: Are there too many hens? [Re: muddyboots]
smstone22
16 Point


Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 16954
Loc: Allardt, TN

Offline
Im glad to see them putting that out. I wouldnt even consider allowing hens to be taken in my area, to few turkey as it is.
_________________________
-QDM=Better Deer, Better Deer Hunting
-Let Him Go, So He Can Grow

Top
#2853728 - 06/18/12 10:02 PM Re: Are there too many hens? [Re: Lawrence]
Setterman
8 Point


Registered: 12/31/09
Posts: 2396
Loc: Knoxville, TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Lawrence
Well when the state kills 35,000 - 40,000 male birds a year and 5 or 6000 hens it wont take long for the numbers to get out of control.


Didn't take time to read the attached article, did you?

Might want to comprehend all of the info before making a reply.

I am at a loss for words to be honest, and that doesn't happen very often.

Top
#2853757 - 06/18/12 10:46 PM Re: Are there too many hens? [Re: Setterman]
Vermin93
12 Point


Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 6400
Loc: Dallas, TX & Signal Mtn, TN

Offline
Why are you not a supporter of the NWTF? I'm new to turkey hunting and know very little about that organization.
_________________________
"Florida State blew the coverage and they got rewarded for it. Coach Brian Kelly

Top
#2853798 - 06/19/12 05:06 AM Re: Are there too many hens? [Re: Setterman]
Lawrence
8 Point


Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 1930
Loc: MT. Juliet Tennessee

Offline
How did I know you would chime in with some smart reply
Setterman you are a piece of work
you are constantly attacking someone one here
with your attitude and smart mouth
this is not the first time you have done this to me
To be honest I did read the whole story and I knew when I posted this you would be your normal self.
It was a test and yes you passed once again
_________________________
Gobble
Gobble

BOOM


Top
#2853802 - 06/19/12 05:44 AM Re: Are there too many hens? [Re: Lawrence]
Setterman
8 Point


Registered: 12/31/09
Posts: 2396
Loc: Knoxville, TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Lawrence
How did I know you would chime in with some smart reply
Setterman you are a piece of work
you are constantly attacking someone one here
with your attitude and smart mouth
this is not the first time you have done this to me
To be honest I did read the whole story and I knew when I posted this you would be your normal self.
It was a test and yes you passed once again


?????

Okay.

Top
#2853803 - 06/19/12 05:47 AM Re: Are there too many hens? [Re: Setterman]
stik
"Popcorn"
18 Point


Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 21393
Loc: lenoir city,tn

Offline
the only reason i even started turkey hunting is to get rid of the things. they vaccuum all the acorns up in a week and the deer go elsewhere.
_________________________



Top
#2853875 - 06/19/12 07:45 AM Re: Are there too many hens? [Re: stik]
Andy S.
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point


Registered: 07/26/99
Posts: 8090
Loc: Atoka, TN

Offline
Good article that summarized some valid points, but nothing new or alarming to me. I choose to not shoot hens for the exact reason Boll Weevil stated. That is my personal choice based on the areas I hunt and my experiences over the last decade. I cannot speak for some of the more densely populated areas such as Dickson, Maury and Greene counties. I remember some of the members here posting they have heard 15-40 gobblers in one morning in the last few seasons. I cannot imagine hunting an area with a population like that. First, I would be in heaven and second, I might would consider some hen harvest if the local population was growing exponentially and the additional harvest was warranted. Unfortunately, I do not have that problem in the areas I hunt.

For those that like to read and learn about wild turkey biology, management and the science involved, check out the turkey hunting pages of South Carolina and Missouri. I have read about every article they have. Couple this with 25 days every spring in the turkey woods and I can say I have learned a lot over the past fifteen years.

http://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/turkey/

http://mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/turkey-hunting
_________________________
Andy S.

If I had saved all the money I spent on hunting, I'd spend it on hunting.

Top
#2855526 - 06/20/12 05:42 PM Re: Are there too many hens? [Re: ]
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 8269
Loc: Grundy county

Offline
I hunt coffee county alot and from my experince there are way to many hens.It dosnt bother me to shoot one in the fall for Thanksgiving but I wouldnt want them to be wiped out either.I have hunted in areas with low turkey populations and I would rather have too many hens than none at all.
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#2855617 - 06/20/12 07:16 PM Re: Are there too many hens? [Re: timberjack86]
FOX FIRE
8 Point


Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 1325
Loc: Mt. Eagle

Offline
I always figuerd that it would be like deer hunt'n, TWRA would build a huge herd of does to buck ratio, I bet of all the deer I see 1 of 30 are bucks.

I get that ya need females to reproduce butther seems to be an awfull lot of'em compared to males.
_________________________
When I was just a baby, my mama told me son, always be a good boy, dont ever play with guns.

Top
#2855766 - 06/20/12 09:40 PM Re: Are there too many hens? [Re: FOX FIRE]
Setterman
8 Point


Registered: 12/31/09
Posts: 2396
Loc: Knoxville, TN

Offline
Read the article. It makes as good a case as possible as to why killing hens should be avoided.

I understand everyone has an opinion, but at least read the information provided.

Top
Page all of 2 12>


Moderator:  RUGER, Bobby G, Unicam, Cuttin Caller, CBU93, stretch, TurkeyBurd, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck, Grizzly Johnson, gtk 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4106599
RUGER
88400
Deer Assassin
65979
BSK
62020
Crappie Luck
51392
spitndrum
Newest Members
yarddawg54, schiesser, bigdoc, Bggamehunter, willy2763
13605 Registered Users
Who's Online
2 registered (BigPete357, gustaf) and 57 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13605 Members
43 Forums
100233 Topics
1180122 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
December
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.008 seconds in which 0.002 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.