Turkey Poults

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Are we going to have a lot of jakes this year and a bunch of crazy 2yr olds next season?

J Gilbert

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I'm not too sure, I feel like this year could've been a bad hatch as there weren't many poults seen around my place. I'm hoping that it's not as bad as I think though, but with the cold spring and all the rain, I'm afraid that many hens lost their eggs/poults.


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Best hatch I've ever seen in my neck of the woods. I have a group of 25 turkeys that I see everytime I hunt my place is Baldwin county. Two of them are hens, the rest are jakes and jennies. 23 poults in one group suviving is awesome. I have another group of one hen and 9 jakes and jennies running around too.

I have heard good things all over all year.


Blue Heeler man
this year i have seen more turkeys than ever. Every time I deer hunt I see turkeys...at least 20 each time....now I just need to learn how to call them or get someone to call them for me and my son(mainly for my son):shoot:


Blue Heeler man
there were 15 more on the left of this picture...sorry about the poor quality cell phone pic

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Looks average to below average to me. I still expect it to be a pretty good season though, we had quite a few 2yr olds left over last year from the exceptional hatch in 2008. Should be some 3yr olds this coming season.
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Saw as many jakes as I had seen the year before last season, plus plenty of 2 yr. olds made it. Only had so many tags. Also have seen a fair amount of poults.
Seen more jakes than I know what to do with this deer season. Quite a few mature birds as well. I'm just waiting on March to roll around and it's on.
We have seen several turkeys on our club this fall with at least 7 being long beards. My son and I even herd some gobbling a few weeks ago….dont know what’s up with that??