But to be perfectly honest, I enjoy watching hens almost as much as toms. Since you can't shoot them in the spring (unless of course they have beards), there's no anxiety associated with having them in the decoys. Just like toms, they have a pecking order instinct that often causes them to do mean and nasty things to the decoys. They can be mouthy, nervous, and in some cases, downright psychotic. And besides, they're just plain beautiful.
Here are a few hen shots from my recent trip to Tennessee. Hen turkeys - the unsung heroes of the spring!