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Do Hens Gobble?
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Contributors to this thread:
Hunt98 23-Apr-18
skipmaster1 24-Apr-18
jims 24-Apr-18
Glunt@work 24-Apr-18
Brotsky 24-Apr-18
loesshillsarcher 24-Apr-18
Nick Muche 24-Apr-18
JTreeman 24-Apr-18
t-roy 24-Apr-18
skipmaster1 24-Apr-18
trackman 24-Apr-18
BC173 24-Apr-18
HDE 24-Apr-18
kentuckbowhnter 24-Apr-18
grindersonly 24-Apr-18
Arrowhead 24-Apr-18
KY EyeBow 24-Apr-18
Bou'bound 24-Apr-18
EmbryOklahoma 24-Apr-18
Smtn10PT 24-Apr-18
'Ike' 24-Apr-18
Nick Muche 24-Apr-18
Dino 24-Apr-18
HUNT MAN 24-Apr-18
drycreek 24-Apr-18
scentman 25-Apr-18
From: Hunt98
23-Apr-18
I’ve seen hens with beards and hens that strut.

Have seen ever seen or heard a hen gobble?

From: skipmaster1
24-Apr-18
I've seen hens strut quite a few times. Usually when beating on my hen decoy. A few years ago I called in a bird that had the strangest gobble. My buddy and I were trying to get him his first bird, archery, public land, no bkind. As this strange gobbler got closer I saw it was a hen. When she cleared the tall grass, she was sporting a 6" beard. Gobbling right in from if us. It was wild

From: jims
24-Apr-18
I can't remember ever seeing a hen gobble. They make lots of other noises though! I've seen lots of hens fan their tail feathers...especially when in super large winter flocks of 50 to 300 birds after flying out of the roost. After fly-down hens would chase each other around in circles making lots of yelping noises while fanning. It looked like a dominance thing. At first I thought the fanning birds were toms but when I looked through my spotting scope they were hens. Some of the hens actually had pretty big fans! None of them gobbled though. I've yet to see a hen with beard...but it's likely just a matter of time.

From: Glunt@work
24-Apr-18
Yes

From: Brotsky
24-Apr-18
Caitlyn Henner?!?!?

24-Apr-18
Yes I have seen it

From: Nick Muche
24-Apr-18
What's a hen weigh?

From: JTreeman
24-Apr-18
Hen pounds obviously!

—jim

From: t-roy
24-Apr-18
Cardigan!

From: skipmaster1
24-Apr-18
Earlier, when I said "strange gobble", it was kind of like a jake was choking on something while trying to gobble. It was close enough that you knew immediately it was a gobble but it was like nothing we'd ever heard.

From: trackman
24-Apr-18
you have to have two shot's of wild turkey to see a hen goggle

From: BC173
24-Apr-18
Yes they do. And more often than you would think.

From: HDE
24-Apr-18
And toms will make hen noises as well...

24-Apr-18
trannyhen.

From: grindersonly
24-Apr-18
yes, they do gobble.

From: Arrowhead
24-Apr-18
Just the ones that Identify as a Gobbler.

From: KY EyeBow
24-Apr-18
Had one gobble in front of me last week. First one I remember in the Spring. I hear them with some regularity in the Fall while sitting in a treestand.

From: Bou'bound
24-Apr-18
Sho dew

24-Apr-18
Yep. I've got video of a hen gobbling in the fall. 100% a hen too. Not as deep and hardy as a tom, but definitely a gobble. They strut too.

From: Smtn10PT
24-Apr-18
Ive witnessed it twice.

From: 'Ike'
24-Apr-18
Not great, but I have heard a couple try...

From: Nick Muche
24-Apr-18
They only shock gobble on Wednesday mornings.

From: Dino
24-Apr-18
Yes. I watched one do it last year...found it very strange. They are strange creatures.

From: HUNT MAN
24-Apr-18
Yelp

From: drycreek
24-Apr-18
Never heard a hen gobble, but I did see a Tom once following nineteen hens across a 75 acre oat field during deer season. He seemed very confused. He would follow, then turn around and go back. Then he would run to catch up and do it all over again. I watched through binos and he was definitely a gobbler, he had spurs and a beard. I had no clue what was wrong then, but since all of the enlightening from the left in recent years, I now believe he was searching for a Target store........

From: scentman
25-Apr-18
only when you goose em...

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