When turkey hunting later in the spring, hunters often stumbled on nesting hens. When this happens, it is best to leave the area and not disturb the nest. 

As hunters, a main goal is to protect hens and their nesting grounds. When you come upon a nest, mark its location but do not disturb it, and by all means, do not take any eggs. Hens need all the help they can get to successfully raise a brood. A disturbed nest can result in the loss of the entire brood.