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Have you ever seen........?

Postby Pete-pec » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:20 am

I was out scouting one last time for my Son's season opener on Saturday, and I came across two toms at the edge of a cornfield (just in the woods) in full strut. I slowly backed out of there so I didn't spook them. I will admit that they were more engrossed with impressing the hens (that were obviously there, even though I didn't see them), that I really didn't need to be in complete stealth mode. I backed off about 75 yards, and quietly climbed into a ladder stand that is at the corner of the field, and in the edge of the woods a bit. I could hear the hens in there purring and clucking , and occasionally a tom would gobble. This is when I saw something I have yet to witness in the wild, but just saw this on an old episode of Marty Stouffer's "Wild America" about a month or so ago. I had an inferior tom come out to the field, and do a mock hen mount. It sat on the sidelines and masturbated while the obvious boss tom was getting some action. At first I thought I had missed the hen that was under him, because I was looking at his back side, but when he was through (after about a minute), he was definitely alone. Interesting to witness, just wondering if anyone else has seen this behavior. He was an adult bird, because I could see his fan was a full half circle, so I know it wasn't a jake. Hopefully my son takes out this perverted bird in the morning!

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Re: Have you ever seen........?

Postby BigBend » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:33 am

:eek: never seen one do that
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Re: Have you ever seen........?

Postby tripleCBoykins » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:15 pm

Yup, I've seen that several times
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Re: Have you ever seen........?

Postby allnighter » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:04 pm

That's a new one i did see something on tv about turkeys that said, they would hump just about anything. It showed one humping a stick in the ground. Reading that story I thought it was going to end with a bobcat.
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Re: Have you ever seen........?

Postby orangefoot » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:22 pm

Yes I have seen it, but not in the wild. We had a pet gobbler in the yard and he would always hump the air as if there were a hen under him . . .
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Re: Have you ever seen........?

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:34 pm

Yep...seen it many times. Air humppin is what we call it. Had one coming in one time in some very tall grass (4' high "yellow tops")..when he finally made it down to the edge of a slough where it was open along the bank, we saw him. he jumped up on a long fallen tree trunk and strutted down it towards us...we called, and he began air humppin on the log. :lol3: finally made it to the edge of the log and then saw the decoy....never seen a turkey run in so fast! had to shoot him in self defense! :lol3:

got some video of it too....
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Re: Have you ever seen........?

Postby LA.Call'emClose » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:50 pm

nope, never seen a turkey hunter up in a tree stand masturbating
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Re: Have you ever seen........?

Postby allnighter » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:22 pm

I what to see that video. :lol:
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Re: Have you ever seen........?

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:22 pm

LA.Call'emClose wrote:nope, never seen a turkey hunter up in a tree stand masturbating


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Have you ever seen........?

Postby das mudhen » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:48 am

Yes, many times (the bird that is), so it must be fairly common. Almost always, there is a hen near the tom when this occurs.

Saw it three times last Saturday alone. Also saw a tom mount a hen for a good 10-12 minutes. He must be some sort of super-bird :eek:

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Re: Have you ever seen........?

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:19 pm

LA.Call'emClose wrote:nope, never seen a turkey hunter up in a tree stand masturbating


I swear it wasn't me! Although I will admit I did get a bit excited! :beer:

By the way, one less perverted bird out there!
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Re: Have you ever seen........?

Postby CALLEMQUACKTN » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:15 pm

I have seen it a few times.
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