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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-07-2013, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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does it seem like the hens are not nesting yet.gobblers holler till 700 then shut up.seen henswith gobblers all day.md&pa. anyone else notice
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-07-2013, 11:37 PM
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Re: gobblers&hens

Definitely still some hens with the gobblers, but I've been seeing hens by themselves for almost a month now. Be patient. Great hunting is about week off.
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Re: gobblers&hens

too many hens in my area. same thing gobbling until 700 then shut up. I am wondering if this could also be do to hunting pressure.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 11:54 AM
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Re: gobblers&hens

most of the hens where breed before season even started
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 11:58 AM
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Re: gobblers&hens

I have hunted everyday this season except the first monday. Most of my birds have been with other birds be it other gobblers or hens. Yesterdays gobbler was roosted with 3 hens within 30 yards of him and two jakes were together maybe 200 yards further down.

I always found that a turkey with other turkeys was hard to get to come in. Its finding that lonely one or getting between them when things really seem to work out well. Them big boys just wait on that roost will the gang arrives and then they make their move to the ground the go wherever the group goes.

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Re: gobblers&hens

In my areas, I have seen few gobblers with hens recently. Hens are sitting here.

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Re: gobblers&hens

Yep sitting also in my area. no talking in two days. Feel like the foliage plays a big factor. They will start back up again once they get used to it. Found busted up eggs on the logging road yesterday.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 03:27 PM
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Re: gobblers&hens

Last week lots of hens with gobblers. In about a week, I think it will be better.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 04:35 PM
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Re: gobblers&hens

I too am hearing the gobblers go silent after about two calls from their roost.

There are so many Jakes running in groups. I am seeing 2-4+ per trip and I have hunted several different locations several miles apart.

There are two locations where the Jakes are coming into my calls; however, the long beard is staying back gobbling and strutting expecting my decoys to come to him. I have had this happen before more than once. But more times this year than any one year I can remember.

The first week plus of the season I was hearing lots of hens, not seeing/hearing them now so the gobblers should be more receptive.....any....day......

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