I’m in vale too and have seen a ton this year.Yesterday I saw more Poults than I've seen in the last 7 years in Vale, on our property. In year's past, they often come into our orchard, and our woods behind our house - most seen till yesterday was 28-30 in 2014 - but today was pretty impressive, almost orgasmic. 4 to 5 Hens with nearly 8 to 10 Poults each (34 -38?) ventured up into our side yard only 40' from the house. They've never come so close before. Their procession extended from behind our house all the way up our driveway, then went into our wooded property behind our house. We chose not to hunt this past spring and I think it's paying off. Lol. I was afraid to go outside for fear of spooking them.