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

Registered: 01/12/12
Posts: 490
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
Mouse Killa

Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4104308
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: 18629
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: 7608
Loc: Atoka, TN

I hate to hear that.
Andy S.

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

Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 1254
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: 18353
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
16 Point

Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 19840
Loc: spencer, tn/houma, la.

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: 5889
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
killing tomorrows trophies today

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

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 15081
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.
Team Run 'N Gunners

#3287138 - 07/10/13 07:25 AM Re: dead poults [Re: catman529]
Kirk Moderator
Farmer and Gunfighter
16 Point

Registered: 08/07/01
Posts: 10137
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.
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