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Old 03-13-2018, 08:07 AM   #1
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Was at the ranch this past weekend. I woke up saturday morning to some soft purs and clucks coming from outside my window at the camphouse. So i peeked through the blinds and had a big ol tom and 5 hens right in the backyard. One of the hens was a bearded hen which i thought was cool. Well they messed around for about 20 minutes and then i was blown away at what i got to witness. So the tom actually did the dead with the bearded hen about 20 yards outside the window. Was definitely a experience to say the least as it was about 12 minutes of him stepping on her back i guess checking to make sure she was ready then about 5 seconds of the deed. Once i realized what was happening i pulled out my phone and started recording and got the last 2 minutes of the event on video. ( not sure about posting it as to whether or not it would be acceptable but if i can i would like to as it was really interesting to witness).
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:16 AM   #2
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I shot a tom once for violating my hen decoy.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:28 AM   #3
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All I kept thinking was why couldnít this of happened this weekend then I could of got the tom and the bearded hen together with one shot possibly


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Old 03-13-2018, 08:53 AM   #4
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I wittnessed 3 toms attempting to gangbang a hen. I got up out of my hiding spot and scared them off and that poor hen was a mess.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:55 AM   #5
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^ We're still "talkin' turkey," right?
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:59 AM   #6
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My understanding is that the back massage from the Tom walking on her back causes her to ovulate and her eggs become ready to be fertilized. Foreplay, if you will...
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:00 AM   #7
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Thats awesome. I have spent alot of time in the woods and this was a first for me as this place i have been on now for 4 years is the first place i have had that actually has a boat load of turkeys so i have spent the past year studying them and thought i had them pretty well figured out then i got to see this in person and thought that was awesome. Funny thing was while they were busy a tom came over from the tree line and scooped up to of the hens the original tom had with him in his group and he escorted them away so i guess he was a very opportunistic bird to swoop in and steal his ladies while he was busy.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:02 AM   #8
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that makes since it just didnt seem to soft and romantic to me actually looked like it wouldnt have felt to good but i guess turkeys are in to the rough stuff.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:06 AM   #9
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that makes since it just didnt seem to soft and romantic to me actually looked like it wouldnt have felt to good but i guess turkeys are in to the rough stuff.
Yep, think about it. If you only got about a good 2 months out of the year to breed...... Doubt you'd be real gentle either Try to get in as much as you could.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:22 AM   #10
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Post the vid!
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:30 AM   #11
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I would like to see the video too!
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:33 AM   #12
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Every spring I will see it happen when passing a field. They are not shy.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:16 AM   #13
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"So the tom actually did the dead with the bearded hen about 20 yards outside the window. Was definitely a experience to say the least as it was about 12 minutes of him stepping on her back i guess checking to make sure she was ready then about 5 seconds of the deed."

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Old 03-13-2018, 10:46 AM   #14
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Got it on my phone let me try to figure out how to post the video and Iíll get it on here


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Old 03-13-2018, 02:33 PM   #15
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Not turkeys but I did see a pair of red tailed hawks mating in a cottonwood tree in our backyard yesterday.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:47 PM   #16
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I have a Dave Smith Decoy that definitely can not wear white to her wedding. "Jezebel" fools every Jake and Tom that gets near her. The Jakes violate her in ways that should not be observed by they young.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:58 PM   #17
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Yep. Itís a violent encounter! I have a deke thatíll never be the same too.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:28 PM   #18
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About 20 years ago, Jim Kern (The Emu) brought video to my ex-wife’s shop to be edited.
He was stoked because he caught a couple of big Toms wanking.

Totally creeped her out watching it and how excited he was about it.

BTW he was a really good dude
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:52 PM   #19
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That just reminded me of my favorite Father Guido Sarducci joke.

He decides that life is like a job. Every day you get $14.50 put in your account. For any sins you might commit, God charges you a fixed amount, based on the seriousness of the sin.

When you die, they add up all the money you earned and then subtract the charges for every sin you committed. If you have any money left in the account - you get into heaven! If you are in the red, you go to hell.

Some sins are really bad - like murder. God charges you like $10,000 for that one, so you aren’t making it into heaven no matter what.

But for some sins, the charge is really low. Like masturbation. Which is like $.35. But, for some people that can really add up.

Anyway he had a dream that he died and was standing at the pearly gates watching Peter adding up his account (which takes a long time, especially for a priest).

Once he finally gets done, Peter looks at him and says “I am so sorry Father Guido, but you are $.35 short.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:19 PM   #20
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Seen a goober and a hen having sexx....................but they didn't have feathers
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