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#812099 - 07/08/08 07:03 AM Poult Counts
captain hook
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From what folks in this area have told me we may have had a terrible hatch this year. I have been asking around and no one has seen anything more then 2 poults with a hen. Every hen I have seen over the last few weeks has been alone or with other hens that were also alone.


Anyone else seeing this?
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#812325 - 07/08/08 10:39 AM Re: Poult Counts [Re: captain hook]
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Saturday I had a hen and six poults cross the road in front of me. That was maybe three miles from our property. The only ones that I have seen in the area, and none on or in the immediate vicinity of our place.
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#812331 - 07/08/08 10:43 AM Re: Poult Counts [Re: 4onaside]
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While ridding Friday I saw a hen with 5 poults around noon
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#812338 - 07/08/08 10:51 AM Re: Poult Counts [Re: JohnnyBond]
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I have seen several hens alone in the past couple of weeks, but I also saw 4 different hens with poults (3, 3, 5, and 6) this past weekend when I was checking my game cameras. So I don't think it was a terrible year around my place, but it certainly wasn't a banner year either.
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#812363 - 07/08/08 11:09 AM Re: Poult Counts [Re: woodchuckc]
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Glad you all in west TN are seeing them because in this region there seems to be none.
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#812402 - 07/08/08 11:41 AM Re: Poult Counts [Re: captain hook]
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3 weeks ago I had 3 hens and 35 little ones walk beside my house .They crossed the road and went into woods across from me.Guess my woods wasn't good enough.
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#813165 - 07/08/08 09:32 PM Re: Poult Counts [Re: Bertman]
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Saw two hens with ten poults last week and those who I have talked with have seen similar numbers. Thats in Putnam County
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#813226 - 07/08/08 10:16 PM Re: Poult Counts [Re: baller_9]
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wow me and a buddy went out crow hunting about 2 weeks ago and seen 2 hens with at least 20 poults
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#813412 - 07/09/08 07:50 AM Re: Poult Counts [Re: MDM]
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There's a hen around the house here that's got one poult with her,saw a hen down the road with 4.Seen several though without any.
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#813960 - 07/09/08 02:08 PM Re: Poult Counts [Re: CopperHead77]
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no poults or hens this year which is really unusuall.no deer either...thinking its the yotes and wild dogs in the area. \:\(
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#813981 - 07/09/08 02:26 PM Re: Poult Counts [Re: Buck Nekkid]
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I saw 2 hens with 7 or 8 poults last week, 2 days later one of the poults was hit in the road!
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#814283 - 07/09/08 05:36 PM Re: Poult Counts [Re: Winchester]
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Well it is a mixed bag on the propertys I hunt in Lincoln County. On 2 of them that are mostly hardwood ridges I have seen a couple of hens with 5 or six poults but on the other 2 farms where it is prominently fields with mixed woods I have not seen anything but lonesome hens. From what the landowner has told me they probably destroyed at least 9 or 10 nest that they knew of while cutting hay and more were likey destroyed they did not know about. I can tell a big difference on those 2 farms in the last 2 or 3 years as far as numbers of birds go.I am sure not going to tell the farmer not to cut his hay until after the hatch cause then he will just tell me to go find another hunting place so I just bite my lip!
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#814319 - 07/09/08 06:00 PM Re: Poult Counts [Re: JohnnyBond]
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 Originally Posted By: JohnnyBond
While ridding Friday I saw a hen with 5 poults around noon


they were at Snookums line today
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#814576 - 07/09/08 08:47 PM Re: Poult Counts [Re: Chaneylake]
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Ive been hearing good numbers.My brother in law saw 6 hens with about 50 poults the other day in Carrol County.Got a hen by the house with 5.
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#814812 - 07/10/08 01:15 AM Re: Poult Counts [Re: ClubHead]
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Its not looking good in NE Hardin Co.
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#814899 - 07/10/08 07:06 AM Re: Poult Counts [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
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Sounds like parts of Middle and West TN are fine but here in Region IV we got hammered by the cold weather. Good thing the turkey guy with TWRA raised the fall limits this season to further the population decline. A couple more years of this insanity and we may be back to square one. Mismanagement?????
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#815981 - 07/10/08 07:54 PM Re: Poult Counts [Re: captain hook]
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On my walk this morning I saw three hens with thirty little ones with them. They were about the size of a chicken. Also saw a group of six long beards. Looks like we had a good hatch here. I live in Davidson Co. right on the edge of Williamson and Cheatham Counties.
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#821237 - 07/14/08 04:09 PM Re: Poult Counts [Re: TLRanger]
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Bud in Summner Co. told me about 2 hens with about a dozen each,,,guess it just depends on where your at and you never know what happened to the clutches,,, he said he knows he busted 1 nest while cuttin hay.
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#823005 - 07/15/08 06:25 PM Re: Poult Counts [Re: Hook1]
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My buddy has been seeing a couple different groups. About 20 in each group. Smithville

Edited by steve-o (07/15/08 06:28 PM)
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#824011 - 07/16/08 10:51 AM Re: Poult Counts [Re: steve-o]
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I've only seen one group and I counted 5 but could tell there were more but didn't have enough visibility while driving to count them.
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#824963 - 07/16/08 10:29 PM Re: Poult Counts [Re: Gravey]
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looking good in benton, carrol and henry counties. have seen several hens with a half dozen or so. have too many to count on our farm this year. just hope there are some young jakes in the bunch!!!
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