Tecomate Strut Report - Kentucky - April 22, 2015

Despite lots of gobbling the eastern gobblers of Central Kentucky proved to be invincible for me on opening weekend this...
Despite lots of gobbling the eastern gobblers of Central Kentucky proved to be invincible for me on opening weekend this spring. I enjoyed 3 days of chasing these big birds in the hills, hardwoods, and river bottoms of the Blue Grass State about 45 minutes out of Lexington. I was treated to some terrific southern hospitality by my friends and hosts Dr. Ed Nighbert and his brother Bill at their family farm.The Kentucky season opener, Saturday morning 4/17, was the...
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Tecomate Strut Report - Texas Hill Country Rio Grand...

It was revenge of the Rio`s for me this past weekend at Bill Carter's extraordinary Apache Springs Ranch. Scores of...
It was revenge of the Rio`s for me this past weekend at Bill Carter's extraordinary Apache Springs Ranch. Scores of Bill`s old devious gobblers did their level best to frustrate me during my 48 hour visit to this gobbler hunter`s utopia. After last year's hunt, when it seemed I could do no wrong, the tables turned 180 degrees for most of my weekend. Rio`s aren’t easy. I blew one opportunity after the other, running off multiple mature Rio's that are...
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Tecomate Strut Report – South FL – April 13, 2015

Oak Hammocks, Orange Groves, and Osceola Gobblers!!For several years the elusive Osceola sub-species of wild turkey has been the only...
Oak Hammocks, Orange Groves, and Osceola Gobblers!!For several years the elusive Osceola sub-species of wild turkey has been the only bird holding me back from completing my Slam. The Grand Slam of wild turkeys consists of harvesting the four sub-species of turkeys that are located in the United States. They are the Eastern, Rio Grande, Merriam’s, and Osceola. The coveted Osceola is typically the hardest one to take due to its small range where it calls home, which is found...
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Strut Report - Central Florida - April 7, 2014

You don't know how happy I am to present this report. Gobbling action was strong Saturday morning in a Central...
You don't know how happy I am to present this report. Gobbling action was strong Saturday morning in a Central Florida near the tree where I sat. I heard 3 different gobblers all of which were very vocal and all seemed to be headed my way shortly after daylight. One great old Osceola gobbled roosting nearby gobbled almost continually, both before and after he pitched down in easy shotgun range. The only problem, of course I was set up with...
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Tecomate Rut Report - Eastern MT - November 11, 2014

Dr. Ed Nighbert took a great old 10 point that was in hot pursuit of a doe late on Saturday...
Dr. Ed Nighbert took a great old 10 point that was in hot pursuit of a doe late on Saturday afternoon in Eastern Montana. During the week that Ed and I spent hunting the river bottoms rut activity appeared to be progressing daily. We enjoyed moderate temps for the area during our stay with no significant weather changes during our hunt. There is a strong winter storm just hitting the Eastern Montana area today. Significant snow and frigid temperatures are...
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Tecomate Rut Report - Eastern Montana - 11/10/14

It's been a terrific first two days hunting in Eastern Montana with Bill Perkins of Perkins Outfitting out of Miles...
It's been a terrific first two days hunting in Eastern Montana with Bill Perkins of Perkins Outfitting out of Miles City Montana. And the bucks here are off and running. Dr. Ed Nighbert and I are sharing camp for four days. Right now it's Ed's turn. We are hoping that Ed bags his big Montana buck sometime during the next 48 hours.Yesterday I took a great old Montana river bottom 10-point that was likely 7 years old plus. My buck...
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Tecomate Hunt Update – TX – Oct 14, 2014

"Bowhunting this morning on some TX finest open range whitetail turf. 77 degrees, humid, wind steady out of the south....
"Bowhunting this morning on some TX finest open range whitetail turf. 77 degrees, humid, wind steady out of the south. Exciting!First cold front of the year to pass thru midday. Temps should be down in the 50's tonight, wind shift to north. Deer should move" - Tecomate Pro Staffer David Shashy Posted by David Shashy
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Tecomate Hunt Update – WY – Oct 6, 2014

After 5 days of rough hunting in Wyoming. David Morris was finally had some luck! Posted by Tecomate Wildlife Systems...
After 5 days of rough hunting in Wyoming. David Morris was finally had some luck! Posted by Tecomate Wildlife Systems
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Tecomate Rut Report – Golden Triangle, South TX – 1/...

In South Texas last week I observed only limited rut activity. Small bucks were occasionally observed sparring. Only a few...
In South Texas last week I observed only limited rut activity. Small bucks were occasionally observed sparring. Only a few mature bucks were seen pursuing does during six full days hunting. I've heard reports all over the brush country from several quality deer range managers that during this season there has been a noticeable lack of intense rut action. In three hunting trips to the brush country and after hunting on five superb ranches I concur. Peak rut is behind...
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TECOMATE RUT REPORT – MS – 12/31/13

As I have said many times in the past the Mississippi Rut is the craziest in the country. This year...
As I have said many times in the past the Mississippi Rut is the craziest in the country. This year being no different. For the extreme northern parts of the state the peak rut period has already pasted, along with the North Delta region with extends from Vicksburg to the Tennessee border. As for the rest of the state rutting activity is in full force or is just about to begin. I took this nice 11pt. near Jackson, MS the...
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Rut Report - South Texas 11/25/13

This week in South Texas we have been treated to rare winter-like conditions that are mostly reserved for later in...
This week in South Texas we have been treated to rare winter-like conditions that are mostly reserved for later in the season. Deep South Texas has been blessed with a tremendous amount of steady light to moderate rain over the last few days. And cold temperatures accompanied by a strong north wind has been steadily blowing across vast expanses of prime big buck turf! We have observed lots of serious pre-rut activity although mostly performed by young and middle aged...
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Tecomate Rut Report – MISSISSIPPI – November 5, 2013

Mississippi bucks are starting to feel their oats a little. I saw several rubs and a few scrapes this weekend....
Mississippi bucks are starting to feel their oats a little. I saw several rubs and a few scrapes this weekend. However, with the rut over a month away, most bucks are focusing primarily in packing on the weight. With the majority of the row crops being harvested, most of the mature bucks are feeding on an average acorn crop and any nearby food plots at night. I noticed lots of big tracks and rubs in and around my Tecomate food...
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