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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