Poults!

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by Punkinseed, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    NO DOUBT - all these poults a result of the Predator Control Permit;)
     
  2. Punkinseed

    Punkinseed Well-Known Member

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    I saw around 20 this week. Two of the groups ive seen earlier this year. Pretty excited they’re still around.
     

  3. firehog

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    Nice hatch right there
     
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  4. Punkinseed

    Punkinseed Well-Known Member

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    Saw a single hen this morning with 9!
     
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  5. clover patch

    clover patch Member<br>2012 Turkey Hunting Contest Winner<br>20

    Gonna be a great season in 2 years. Keep trapping them coons and possums.
     
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  6. JB Weld

    JB Weld Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    This picture is from lawson6565.

    There are 8 poults but you can only see two by the time my phone for in gear.

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  7. TurkeyAddict

    TurkeyAddict Member<br>2016 Turkey Contest Team Winner<br>

    Another hen this morning with 8-10 big poults! Wife saw a hen with at least 3 poults last week. Beginning to think at least in SE ark it was a really good hatch.
     
  8. mikebri

    mikebri Well-Known Member

    Good news on our Lease. Screenshot_20200805-152655_SCOUTEK~2.jpeg
     
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  9. spur

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    Talked with a hunting buddy from SE arkansas this morning. Says he has seen more than he has seen in years.
     
  10. Matt17

    Matt17 Member<br>2017 Spring Turkey Contest Team Winner

    Saw a hen run across the road on my way home from work coming from Heber and she had 8 or 9 poults standing in the ditch with her as I slowed down to get a look. All appeared to be about the size of full grown chickens. Pretty encouraging to see.
     
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  11. Zeeriverrat

    Zeeriverrat Well-Known Member

    Finally got some trail cam pics of hens with poults! 2 hens together with 10 poults I could count. Another pic of one hen with 4 poults. So at least we had some hatch success...

    And yep, I will keep after the predators...
     
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  12. TurkeyAddict

    TurkeyAddict Member<br>2016 Turkey Contest Team Winner<br>

    Me and my boy saw around 4 hens today with a unknown number of poults. It was in tall grass and hard to say. They were different ages but all well developed. Feathered and could fly like the mommas. Some definite early hatches and maybe a second attempt thrown in. Guys I have laid eyes on more poults this year in SE AR than in a LONG time. It has to be a hatch comparable to the early 2000’s before the great decline.
     
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  13. Punkinseed

    Punkinseed Well-Known Member

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    Y’all probably wont believe this but yesterday evenin I was looking at 7 poults and 5 quail at the same time! Yes in Arkansas
     
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  14. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    that would be rarer than either a black mt lion or bigfoot in AR. I have seen quite a few covies of quail this fall on my bear lease - no turkeys, though
     
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  15. airmaster

    airmaster Well-Known Member

    Saw my first batch yesterday on the side of the road. Have heard quite a few good reports on sightings. Im sure hopin they had a good hatch.
     
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  16. Punkinseed

    Punkinseed Well-Known Member

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    It seems to run exact same, ive seen each once.
     
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  17. TurkeyAddict

    TurkeyAddict Member<br>2016 Turkey Contest Team Winner<br>

    Saw a hen yesterday with 7 poults but i think I have seen them already. Still very encouraging around here.
     
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  18. juleo

    juleo Well-Known Member

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    You weren’t at Atwood’s or the swap meet were you?