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Old 02-08-2010, 08:15 AM
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Turkeys gobble and strut year round. I have got some pictures of birds strutting this winter. Only go to the river bottom once a week, to much snow.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:49 AM
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Probably has more to do with their establishing dominance than anything. It's still a little too early for breeding. A friend of mine saw two big strutters about three weeks ago, so it's not all that uncommon.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:01 AM
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I'm another that has witnessed strutters in the middle of winter on a number of occasions. Last Nov. while sitting on a tree stand deer hunting, there were a bunch of gobblers going crazy on the roost. It brought a smile to my face just thinkin' about next spring.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:15 PM
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I was deer hunting and I heard a tom gobble, so I gave him a couple yelps with my mouth. Next thing I know there is a tom flying right at me. He land about 3 feet away from my ladder, looks up and takes off again. So, they might be looking for action when ever they can get it.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:11 PM
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The weather has been crazy down here. We've had more consecutive cold days than I can remember. It did warm up a bit around the time the birds were seen.

I've seen them gobble during November & December deer season. I even had one gobble one time at a rattle bag while I was using it. I know they are unpredictable at best. I hope this is a sign of good things to come. My season last year was full of a lot of near misses. Seemed like I found a way to mess it up every time. I also hunted quite a bit of public ground and found some willing folks to help me mess it up too. None of it was intentional, so I just had to chalk it up to a valuable learning experience.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:47 AM
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Not a full strut, but close

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Old 02-15-2010, 12:17 PM
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we have trail pics of 2 toms strutting in a corn pile with about 10 hens and a couple more toms in january
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:56 PM
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Another possibility this time of year for toms and hens too is
they will appear to be strutting but they are trying to keep warm.
We use to raise turkeys of all breed, the toms and the hens would walk around or stands dead still all puffed up. Just another possibility is all.
We had a couple warmer days a couple weeks ago. While we were skeet shooting, everytime we would shoot a turkey would gobble at us.lol thought is was funny

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Old 02-15-2010, 06:22 PM
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I figure they'll be really fired up this year down here in Alabama and other places in the south that usually have warmer winters. This winter has been much colder and wetter than usual, and I figure when the days start gettin longer and the average temp starts to rise, these birds are gonna go nuts! That's what I'm predicting anyways.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:06 PM
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Mix a "few" crushed up viagra in there and you'll have the longest season in the history of Alabama Turkey hunting
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