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Monday, April 13, 2015
Tecomate Strut Report – Central TN - April 13, 2015


Well with the AL turkeys giving me a hard time still, I decided to stop in and hunt with a friend from central TN last weekend. Even in the rain and wind, we had multiple birds gobbling off the roost. However, they were with hens and flew across the river so we decided to move spots around 7:30. We spotted two strutters pulling up to the next farm and the stalk was on. With a hen keeping the toms attention off us, we crawled down a ditch and got within 80 yards of the two toms. We hit the end of the ditch and threw up the strutter decoy. Only one of the birds decided to ease our way to check out the intruder, but we were able to put him down at 30 yards. It was a nice 3 year old bird weighing 21 pounds with 1 1/8 spurs.

Great morning hunt and I can’t wait to go back and hunt the beautiful hills of TN soon! The Alabama birds have been awfully quiet with a constant string of bad rain and wind, mixed with foggy mornings. It seems like a feat just to hear a bird gobble on the roost! But with hens starting to nest, the toms will be lonely after mid-morning and may start to be more vocal in the next week or two. Regardless, I will stay after these AL birds until I get one on the ground!

Bowen Slade - Tecomate Accounts Manager

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Posted by Bowen Slade on 04/13 at 12:46 PM
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