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#3281781 - 07/03/13 05:31 PM dead poults
6 Point

Registered: 01/12/12
Posts: 650
Loc: Unicoi Tn.

Had to unstop a drainage pipe,due to relentless rain. I found four dead turkey poults hung in the sticks and leaves. This rain is bad for them young-ins.
#3281809 - 07/03/13 06:09 PM Re: dead poults [Re: 7mminatree]
RUGER Administrator
Bambi Killa

Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4105562
Loc: TN

That sucks.
Youth is wasted on the young.

#3281917 - 07/03/13 09:14 PM Re: dead poults [Re: RUGER]
Wes Parrish
16 Point

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 19316
Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

I agree with Ruger.

And I still don't know just how good or bad was the nesting success, since I know some of the early nests were washed away by flooding. Got to have a hatch before you even have any poults.

#3282650 - 07/04/13 08:23 PM Re: dead poults [Re: Wes Parrish]
Andy S.
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point

Registered: 07/26/99
Posts: 7873
Loc: Atoka, TN

I hate to hear that.
Andy S.

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

#3283973 - 07/06/13 05:22 PM Re: dead poults [Re: Andy S.]
8 Point

Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 1316
Loc: Mt. Eagle

I seen sevral in a field yesterday, all appeared healthy & about the size of a football, but come to think of it thats the only ones I've sen so far.

Edited by FOX FIRE (07/06/13 05:28 PM)
When I was just a baby, my mama told me son, always be a good boy, dont ever play with guns.

#3284206 - 07/06/13 09:15 PM Re: dead poults [Re: FOX FIRE]
16 Point

Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19222
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

That bites. Nature can be cruel at times.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#3284392 - 07/07/13 06:52 AM Re: dead poults [Re: Gravey]
LA man
18 Point

Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 20382
Loc: spencer, tn/houma, la.

content Online
I have not seen any this year

#3286159 - 07/08/13 11:06 PM Re: dead poults [Re: LA man]
12 Point

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 6166
Loc: tn

ive seen several good healthy bunches in the last week or so
behold the lamb of GOD,when he nocks please answer it may be your last chance!!!!
happy hunters against armchair biology!!!!

#3287068 - 07/10/13 12:42 AM Re: dead poults [Re: knightrider]
16 Point

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 16674
Loc: Franklin TN

confused Online
Haven't seen many turkeys lately so I don't know what the hatch is like here. Have seen 4 jakes that hang around behind the neighbors houses and our backyard every single day. Just today there was 1 jake gobbling and then came over to another jake, strutted and walked around the other jake several times I guess showing dominance. Have been watching their beards grow since March, it's pretty cool. Now they are so tame they will watch you from 20 yards away, so I doubt I would feel right about killing one. Hope they stick around a while so I can watch them become longbeards.
Haven't been this excited about deer season

...since last deer season

#3287138 - 07/10/13 07:25 AM Re: dead poults [Re: catman529]
Cerebral Assassin
16 Point

Registered: 08/07/01
Posts: 10325
Loc: Cleveland, TN USA

Sunday afternoon I was running some back roads. The creeks are flooded and the animals are moving out of the bottoms. I saw what appeared to be a solitary Wild Turkey hen crossing the road in front of me. My wife asked "what are those little birds behind it?". It was probably 8-10 poults crossing behind the hen. They could already fly a little. Four of them never touched the road they flapped across. It was the first time I had ever seen Turkey chicks in the wild.
I make good money, I help the Family, but one thing must be understood, I would never go against the Godfather. Ruger is a man I respect. Luca Brasi

#3302626 - 07/26/13 08:28 AM Re: dead poults [Re: Kirk]
4 Point

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 420
Loc: eads,tn

West Tn haven't seen any all year have been asking other people to no ones seen any I think it was a bad hatch this year! \:\(
If you hunt with your son you will never have to hunt for him! Herb parsons

#3302834 - 07/26/13 11:15 AM Re: dead poults [Re: Thicketmaster]
6 Point

Registered: 11/29/04
Posts: 938
Loc: Killen, AL

Same for us in Wayne & Hardin counties. Have not seen, or got a poult on camera all year. Have seen lots of hens together with no babies...Afraid all the rain may have gotten most of them this year.

#3310180 - 08/02/13 08:09 PM Re: dead poults [Re: Kirk]
8 Point

Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 1006
Loc: northeast TN

good hatch here in northeast TN,have been seeing more than other years
the jerky man

#3311197 - 08/04/13 04:41 AM Re: dead poults [Re: tndeerman]
8 Point

Registered: 01/21/13
Posts: 1092
Loc: TN, Rhea,

I see them nearly every morning on my way home from work. One group of 3 hens has about 20 or so poult that are a little bigger than a football.
We the unwanted, do the unthinkable, for the ungrateful.
In Each Other We Trust.

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