Mathews Inc.
Strutting Early
Turkey
Contributors to this thread:
DL 16-Mar-19
Tlhbow 16-Mar-19
TREESTANDWOLF 16-Mar-19
Shawn 16-Mar-19
'Ike' (Phone) 16-Mar-19
Dale06 16-Mar-19
AZBUGLER 17-Mar-19
t-roy 17-Mar-19
JTV 17-Mar-19
Jims 17-Mar-19
JohnMC 17-Mar-19
sitO 17-Mar-19
DL 17-Mar-19
Ermine 18-Mar-19
Smokedinpa 18-Mar-19
Jethro 18-Mar-19
From: DL
16-Mar-19

DL's Link
Talk about starting to strut early.

From: Tlhbow
16-Mar-19
Went sand bass fishing this morning and seen around 6 birds all fanned out where hay was being fed in Blaine county ok.

16-Mar-19

TREESTANDWOLF's embedded Photo
TREESTANDWOLF's embedded Photo
Certainly are here on Long Island.

From: Shawn
16-Mar-19
I have seen them strut in the middle of January here in NY ecsp older birds who think they are the boss all the time. Shawn

16-Mar-19
I was going to say, they’ll strut all year long given the chance...Least around here!

From: Dale06
16-Mar-19
When I lived in Minneapolis, they fed under my bird feeder daily. I saw them strutting in a January.

From: AZBUGLER
17-Mar-19
Lol, did nobody click the link?? Yes, very early indeed.

From: t-roy
17-Mar-19
AZ.....I did. Pretty cool! Hard to tell it was a gobble, but they were definitely trying.

From: JTV
17-Mar-19
Ive heard gobbling along with watching strutting in November.... ... I watched a flock of 22 birds two weeks back, 20 were hens, 2 longbeards... they had those ladies all to themselves, strutting, and gobbling like crazy ... (NW Indiana) ....

From: Jims
17-Mar-19
Turkeys where I've spent time usually hang out in giant flocks through the winter. There is a lot of "turkey chattering", strutting, and dominance stuff going on all winter long. Large turkey flocks tend to start breaking up in the next month or so and disperse across the country. Some may stay in the same winter areas while others may move long distance. Toms generally split up with smaller hen groups when this happens and continue strutting through May. With that said, I really don't think there is such a thing as starting to strut early?

From: JohnMC
17-Mar-19
Cracks me up no one watches the clip and continues to post! Funny video though!

From: sitO
17-Mar-19
Maybe this will help...pretty cool

From: DL
17-Mar-19
Yep those little ones. I always thought it was testosterone that caused them to strut and carry on.

From: Ermine
18-Mar-19
Turkeys will strut year around. I’ve seen them strut in the fall.

From: Smokedinpa
18-Mar-19
That’s cool. Thanks for posting.

From: Jethro
18-Mar-19

Jethro's embedded Photo
Jethro's embedded Photo
The video is neat. Don't get to see that every day.

As for the grown ups strutting around already. Here is a gobbler that had his early strutting pay off with a score. Last week, NE PA.

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