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#3240852 - 05/06/13 09:30 PM Re: Lawrence, Wayne, and giles counties... [Re: Rockhound]
Jarred525
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The only thing I did not agree with in the article was his statement that coyotes did not have an impact.

Just finished checking my trail cams that I had running the entire month of April. Not a lot of turkey pics \:\(

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#3240892 - 05/06/13 10:45 PM Re: Lawrence, Wayne, and giles counties... [Re: Jarred525]
Rockhound
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Coyotes have an impact no doubt but not to theextent of what we are experiencing
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#3240893 - 05/06/13 10:46 PM Re: Lawrence, Wayne, and giles counties... [Re: Jarred525]
darn2ten
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I wish they would get rid of the fall season. Giles, Lawerence, and Wayne are all 3 either sex. Over here in Lincoln its a 6 bird limit, that to me is ridiculous. A few places I hunt are still pretty good, but I have definitely noticed a pretty sharp decline in the last 4 to 5 years in other areas that used to hold pretty good numbers.
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#3241043 - 05/07/13 07:58 AM Re: Lawrence, Wayne, and giles counties... [Re: Rockhound]
woodsman87
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 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
 Originally Posted By: woodsman87
 Originally Posted By: Jarred525
woodsman, did you see this article this past weekend:

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/05/turkey_hens_sitting_nests_full.html


Did not, but just now read it. Goes along with several of the things I have already said, and I also have been noticing the downfall for a few years. The only thing I have changed my mind about is harvest limits. Looks to me like bag limit should be lowered. That isn't the only problem though. Something is killing hens, poults, and eggs.


Yep something is definitely happening with the hens, poults, and eggs. Where are you from?


I live in southern Giles County. Used to be turkey heaven, now about 1 gobbler per 5,000 acres.

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#3241047 - 05/07/13 08:04 AM Re: Lawrence, Wayne, and giles counties... [Re: darn2ten]
woodsman87
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 Originally Posted By: darn2ten
I wish they would get rid of the fall season. Giles, Lawerence, and Wayne are all 3 either sex. Over here in Lincoln its a 6 bird limit, that to me is ridiculous. A few places I hunt are still pretty good, but I have definitely noticed a pretty sharp decline in the last 4 to 5 years in other areas that used to hold pretty good numbers.


I agree. I like fall turkey hunting, but not as much as spring. They should at least abandon hen shooting all together.
Look at this, I could go to Lincoln county, kill six hens atdaylight, then drive over to Giles, shoot three more, Get on Highway 64 drive west to Lawrenceburg and kill 3 more, and just keep going down the line.
I don't even remember when they started letting people shoot 3-6 hens a day but it seems like it is correlating with all of these problems we are having. I wouildnt doubt in a few years people in Maury and Marshall started seeing decline just like us because hunters are shooting so many hens, just because they can and its legal.

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#3241050 - 05/07/13 08:10 AM Re: Lawrence, Wayne, and giles counties... [Re: woodsman87]
woodsman87
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I believe the article is right about coyotes. I do not think they are a major problem. I am sure they catch some turkeys. But think about how good at surviving an adult bird is. A coyote would have to get mighty lucky to catch a turkey. I have first hand see a coyote in the same cow pasture with a flock of hens and a strutting gobbler. The Gobbler never broke strut, then hens didn't pay it attention, and the coyote just kind of circled them and then went away. The only turkeys I believe that a coyote, bobcat, or fox could catch are wounded/sick birds, hens sitting on nest, and poults.
The main problem is nest getting animals like skunks, possums, and racoons.

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#3241069 - 05/07/13 08:27 AM Re: Lawrence, Wayne, and giles counties... [Re: woodsman87]
elkman
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not sure if the dates are crossed or if they are 2 different meetings. Someone please help me out?

http://www.wlxonline.com/news5.html
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#3241072 - 05/07/13 08:32 AM Re: Lawrence, Wayne, and giles counties... [Re: elkman]
woodsman87
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 Originally Posted By: elkman
not sure if the dates are crossed or if they are 2 different meetings. Someone please help me out?

http://www.wlxonline.com/news5.html


Good you let me know that. I was planning on going to Loretto tonight.
Anybody know for sure if it is tonight, the 28th, or both?

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#3241075 - 05/07/13 08:34 AM Re: Lawrence, Wayne, and giles counties... [Re: woodsman87]
elkman
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I was telling my dad about the meeting and that we needed to go, and he said he heard on the radio it was the 28th. So after some research i found this.
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#3241077 - 05/07/13 08:35 AM Re: Lawrence, Wayne, and giles counties... [Re: elkman]
woodsman87
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I would think it is on the 28th since the radio and website said so.
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