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Strut Zones

Postby orangefoot » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:47 pm

I have been turkey hunting for 4 years now and i've heard alot about "strut zones" I know what they are but dont actually know how to find them. Where do turkey have these "strut zones"?
How do I find them? :huh:
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Postby cut_un » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:47 am

A gobbler will pick out a spot that he can be seen by the ladies, it really can be "anywhere". I've seen them along ridge tops, old logging roads, in fields edges. Had two gobblers that had a ridge top picked out as a strut zone, after listening to them walk the ridge gobbling their heads off, I waited til they were on the other end, slipped up on top and picked off the bigger bird, the next Sat. I killed the second one doing the same thing. :thumbsup:

To find them you can sometimes find the drag marks left by their winds as they strut in fileds or roads.
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Postby trigger22 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:25 pm

well said cut, i think that sums it up to the T :thumbsup:
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Postby stumpjumper » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:00 pm

You da man cut_un
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Postby cut_un » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:17 pm

What I've seen as strut zones are typical of the our easterns here in the southeastern part of the turkey world, does anyone have any other strut zones in mind for different parts of the country or other subspecies :huh:
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Postby trigger22 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:00 pm

i hunted Rio's in west texas and didnt seem to notice a difference, although the birds did seem to respond to calls a whole lot more than easterns do. but that could have been just in my case, i only have one Rio in the bag and have only spent 2 days hunting them, so my experience is limited.
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Postby hondarancher » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:49 pm

Cut_un summed it up. these places will look like figure 8's in the leaves. remember if he answers you and responds good to your calling in the morning and goes off, just hold tight cause he pin pointed you and will be back to check in on you in a couple hours. don't call to much trying to get him to come back. make a few soft calls and every now and then get excited with it. don't give up cause he goes off, hold tight. :thumbsup:
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