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Monday, March 23, 2015

Tecomate Sunn Hemp is an excellent choice for warm season food plot planting and a superior source for antler growing protein.  This super fast growing tropical legume can get as tall as 6 feet in only 60 days. This is why this plant has been commonly used for organic soil building, nitrogen fixation, and cover crops.  Research has shown that Sunn Hemp is about 28% - 30% protein, which is more than enough to provide bucks the nutrition they need to reach full genetic potential.

When you combine all the qualities of Sunn Hemp you get a phenomenal food plot plant. It is browse resistant due to its super fast growth, it produces tons of tonnage (2.5 tons of green forage per acre), and its high protein production makes Sunn Hemp the forage plant of the future. Tecomate Sunn Hemp has a planting rate of 15 lbs. per acre and comes already inoculated with our Yellow Jacket Seed Coat. Planting times vary depending on location, but typically it is to be planted anytime after the last frost.

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Posted by Mark Newell on 03/23 at 06:15 PM
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Friday, March 20, 2015
Tecomate Strut Report – South TX - March 20, 2015


It’s Gobblers Gone Wild down here in south Texas as our season opens on Saturday.  We scouted this past weekend, calling in nearly a half dozen birds.  The last few years have been good for our local turkey population and I am seeing more numbers than I can remember in the past decade.  Normally I would be worried about how henned up the birds are early (and it will be a factor), but with such a target rich environment, we should see some early season success.

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Posted by Hardy Jackson on 03/20 at 07:25 AM
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Strut Report - Central Florida - March 19, 2015


Osceola Gobblers are fully engaged in Central Florida right now. Last Friday afternoon a short 30 minute noon time ride along country roads revealed 9 gobblers, 6 mature, 3 jakes, wandering open fields looking for hens. There is plenty of gobbler sign at some of my favorite places. I am receiving reports almost daily from turkey hunting companions from the Lake Okechobee area up to South Ga - big time gobbler action occurring right now!

One gobbler I saw mid-day on Friday March 13th in Central Florida north of HWY 70, was locked down in full strut, giving his full attention to a single hen. I have also observed several single hens in places where historically they only seem to when they are likely nesting during the spring.

My good friend Garry Adel took a great old 3 year old swamp boss on opening morning that came in silent to his mid-morning set-up, around 8:40 AM March 7th. We were hunting south of Florida highway 70 where the season is now into its second week.

Me and Gary spent the first two mornings hunting south Florida gobblers without hearing a single gobble. It was windy both mornings, and even though not much turkey activity was observed, Garry managed to score.

Will report again from Florida soon! It looks like we are in for a great spring season!

Good luck hunting, and be safe!!!

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Posted by David Shashy on 03/19 at 08:47 AM
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Tecomate Strut Report – MS – March 18, 2015


Finally Sun! !!!!! After weeks of wet and nasty weather the clouds break giving way to golden rays of delight; and to the Magnolia State’s opening week of turkey season. The past couple days have been beautiful with turkeys finally starting to gobble some. Birds here in North Mississippi have not warmed up fully but are beginning to act like spring turkeys. I was very fortunate to harvest this double bearded gobbler this morning. He was hanging out with two other long beards and only gobbled a couple times on the roost. The trio went silent for an hour after hitting the ground. I made numerous setups calling several times with no response. Then after repositioning many times and moving through the timber ever so quietly; I was able to get to a place where the birds would answer my calling. It wasn’t long after that when the group came marching in and my Remington 870 did the rest.

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Posted by Mark Newell on 03/18 at 07:50 AM
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Tecomate Strut Report – Middle GA – March 17, 2015


My 13 yr old son (Brock) shot this big tom this past weekend during Georgia ’ s special Youth Turkey Season here in Middle GA.  This big tom weighed 23 lbs and had 1.25” spurs and 10.5” beard.

We heard several gobblers on the roost early that morning but they were henned up!  However, after some aggressive cutting and yelping, I called in 15 hens and two Jakes around 9 am.  Soon thereafter this big gobbler came into our small Tecomate Food Plot in full strut. 
After watching him for about 10 very tense minutes, the gobbler finally presented a shot and Brock dropped him about 20 yds away.  It was a wonderful way to start out the 2015 turkey season! Most of all, I really enjoyed spending some quality time in the turkey woods with my son! 

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Posted by Blaine Burley on 03/17 at 10:42 AM
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Tecomate Strut Report - Southwest AL - March 17th


Opening weekend started off very slow as rainy, windy weather had the birds extremely quiet Saturday morning. Sunday was a better day with a few toms sounding off from the roost but they quickly stopped gobbling once they pitched down. Hunting the majority of the day, sign was evident but the crafty gobblers never would respond to our calling. Hopefully, they will start to get fired up as next weekend approaches. I did hear from other guys that were in the woods that Sunday was a good day. This fine bird fell victim to a friend of mine on a farm in central Alabama. 22lbs with a 10 inch bear and 1 1/4 spurs. A fine Alabama tom for sure!

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Posted by Bowen Slade on 03/17 at 09:05 AM
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Well folks even though it’s been very wet, wintery, and wild; the 2015 Spring Turkey Season is here. Just this last week in Mississippi I was scouting for turkeys in the snow. I am not used to seeing turkey tracts in the snow at anytime, much less in March. However, the cold scouting days have paid off so far. With youth season opening this past weekend, I was able to guide a couple young hunters on two very successful hunts.

The first was with 13 year-old Jordan on opening day. His dad, Rocky, was getting married later that day so I kept him out of hot water with both his son and his bride by taking Jordan hunting. It was a cold 26 degrees at Newell Wildlife Service’s The Hills, in east central MS, but birds where still gobbling. I was able to call in two long beards and four jakes, with Jordan smoking the strutter with his grandpa’s old Remington 1100. And yes we made it back in plenty of time for the wedding that both of us had parts in.

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Posted by Mark Newell on 03/10 at 03:03 PM
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Monday, February 23, 2015
Tecomate’s Famed La Perla Ranch Produces 14 lbs. 5 oz. TPWD “ShareLunker” Largemouth


Laredo, TX – Toyota ShareLunker entry #559 was picked up at 2:00 a.m. this morning from the famed Tecomate Headquarters, La Perla Ranch, which has been the talk of the bass fishing world the past couple of months.  The behemoth largemouth was caught by Blair Schwarz late yesterday afternoon and weighed soon thereafter on certified scales kept at the ranch.  Sharelunker #553 weighed in at an incredible 14.3 pounds, which equates to 14 pounds 5 ounces, and is the largest ShareLunker caught since 2013.

Blair was working a Jackall squarebill crankbait around a brush pile on what is known as Star Island in La Perla Lake when the massive bass engulfed the lure.  A subsequent call was made to TPWD, and when they arrived in the wee hours of the night, the fish appeared to be healthy and in great condition.

The La Perla lunker is the second submission of the season to Texas Parks and Wildlife’s ShareLunker program. It is not yet known whether the fish is a pure Florida largemouth.  If she is not pure Florida, she will be returned to La Perla Lake as soon as possible.  However, if DNA testing at the San Marcos Fish Hatchery shows that she is pure Florida, she will be held in Athens through the spring so that any fry she produces can be grown and then distributed. A portion of any fry produced will be released into water bodies producing ShareLunkers during the current season. Some will go back to La Perla Ranch, and some will be used for research.

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Posted by Tecomate Wildlife Systems on 02/23 at 11:27 AM
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