Although the video isn’t Oscar worthy, the action in the video below is hotter than a Hawaiian volcano.
How did we pick this exact location for our gobbler hunt? Like whitetail hunting, scouting for the perfect turkey location takes dedication and time. Cole and I watched a flock of turkeys move into this area and take up residence after a long winter hiatus down the creek. Once in the area, the birds set up a strut and loafing zone in the far corner of an agricultural field the furthest from any human activity. When the flock wasn’t in the open, the father-and-son duo slipped in, staked a blind and returned the next morning in the dark. Like whitetail hunting, your first time in a new spot is often the best. Grab a cup of coffee and try not to spill it when the action starts.
One more thing … this video contains animal mating. The subject matter is for mature audiences only, or get the kids if you want to have the birds-and-bees talk. If they see my kids having fun hunting, it might just be the spark to get them out in the woods and away from other modern distractions. Enjoy, and be sure to share your turkey-hunting photos or videos on the NAHC Facebook page!