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#3230482 - 04/24/13 02:41 PM Re: Peak gobbling passed? [Re: muddyboots]
Boll Weevil
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
Seems to me this year there is a lot more drumming than I have ever heard. Every morning I go I can hear gobblers drumming and cant remember that ever happening.
Muddy...might be able to chalk it up to age structure.

I recall research that showed a strong correlation between drumming and older age structure. In years following poor hatches for example (when a higher proportion of toms were 3yrs or older) gobbling was less frequent. Conversely, 2 years after good hatches, gobbling was absolutely through the roof.

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#3230528 - 04/24/13 03:35 PM Re: Peak gobbling passed? [Re: Boll Weevil]
PalsPal
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Registered: 10/01/12
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Yep, there done.

I wouldn't hunt anymore if I were you guys ;\) \:D !

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#3230529 - 04/24/13 03:37 PM Re: Peak gobbling passed? [Re: muddyboots]
deerhunter10
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Registered: 08/21/12
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
Seems to me this year there is a lot more drumming than I have ever heard. Every morning I go I can hear gobblers drumming and cant remember that ever happening.


X2 been hearing a ton of it. Still gobbling good for me though.
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#3230580 - 04/24/13 04:27 PM Re: Peak gobbling passed? [Re: Boll Weevil]
Roost 1
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 Originally Posted By: Boll Weevil
 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
Seems to me this year there is a lot more drumming than I have ever heard. Every morning I go I can hear gobblers drumming and cant remember that ever happening.
Muddy...might be able to chalk it up to age structure.

I recall research that showed a strong correlation between drumming and older age structure. In years following poor hatches for example (when a higher proportion of toms were 3yrs or older) gobbling was less frequent. Conversely, 2 years after good hatches, gobbling was absolutely through the roof.


You just hit the nail on the head!!! Not alot of 2yr olds this yr which equals less gobbling. If it wasn't for 2yr olds most people would quit hunting!!!! Years like these will cause a hunter to appreciate the 2yr old.
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#3230614 - 04/24/13 04:50 PM Re: Peak gobbling passed? [Re: Roost 1]
KingMojo
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This is my first turkey season but I seldom hear a gobble after 9. Also, I'm such a novice I'm not even sure if I've heard any drumming.
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#3230660 - 04/24/13 05:33 PM Re: Peak gobbling passed? [Re: KingMojo]
Elmer
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I HEART TWO YEAR OLDS!!! ITS ALL ABOUT THE GAME AND THE SHOW BABY!!!!
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#3230675 - 04/24/13 05:43 PM Re: Peak gobbling passed? [Re: Elmer]
Elmer
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Oh i hear a ton of birds on the roost. Its off the roost that is making me bang my head against walls. Its like they are in a rock concert until 630. I have taken a couple birds early this year, but i really enjoy the lonely birds mid morning and mid day and they are hanging out in libraries apparently.
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#3230850 - 04/24/13 08:18 PM Re: Peak gobbling passed? [Re: Elmer]
PalsPal
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 Originally Posted By: P@Y
Oh i hear a ton of birds on the roost. Its off the roost that is making me bang my head against walls. Its like they are in a rock concert until 630. I have taken a couple birds early this year, but i really enjoy the lonely birds mid morning and mid day and they are hanging out in libraries apparently.


Still henned up.

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#3231681 - 04/25/13 05:17 PM Re: Peak gobbling passed? [Re: PalsPal]
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Turkeys gobbling hard in South Cherokee and have been since day one. I reckon they will continue to gobble well on into June, as usual. Everyday is different in the turkeys woods, and to state that there is a peak gobbling period is nonsense in my opinion.
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#3231991 - 04/26/13 03:43 AM Re: Peak gobbling passed? [Re: KingMojo]
Uncle Jesse
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 Originally Posted By: KingMojo
This is my first turkey season but I seldom hear a gobble after 9. Also, I'm such a novice I'm not even sure if I've heard any drumming.


Not everybody can hear the drumming. I can't hear it but, I can hear them spit.
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