Turkey Breeding

Old 04-14-2011, 11:00 AM
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Default Turkey Breeding

I'm almost embarrassed to ask this question after 30 yrs of turkey hunting. My reason, I've been after one bird for 7 days now, when he gobbles on the roost and I call, he moves away after flydown. I know for a fact, he is hened up, in 7 days, I've seen it.

My question, From the get go, how many times will a gobbler breed a hen? I've got one gobbler that I have worked him off the roost, to only have had hens come in and take him away from me.

I know, I know, it's time to move on, but he's like a trophy buck, I want him so bad, but the hens are the problem and it's 3 weeks into our season.

Just this morning, he flew down and went a way from me, I circled to get ahead of him and saw Hens, I diliberately busted them. He kept coming, and the busted hens started talking to him, and went to him, away from me. He gobbled from 6:45 a.m. this morning til 10:30 and I heard the hens fly back down to him and off they went.

Again, how many times will a gobbler breed a hen?

30 plus years of chasing them and I honestyly don't know, all I know is, for 7 strait days they have taken him away from me.


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Old 04-14-2011, 04:56 PM
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I'm no biologist, and don't know. However, I have heard the hens will eventually start sitting on the nest after they get all their eggs laid, and at that point the gobblers will get pretty lonely. It makes sense, since there is always a 2nd gobbling peak.
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