I was up by Detroit Lakes this past weekend and I saw a lot of turkeys. Sunday morning around 8:00 am was especially interesting as I was watching 3 toms (who we have dubbed the 3 amigos) along with a couple of hens. Then I saw the tom and the hen start breeding and then 10 minutes later another tom and hen breeding. During this whole process 2 more jakes come down the hill and the 3 amigos and the 2 jakes are having a strutting contest. A little while later 2 more toms come to the same area and I snuck out the side door of the in-laws place and I grabbed a pair of binoculars and watched them sneak off across a meadow and then disappear into some more trees. After all the gobbling, strutting and breeding i am way excited to go hunting May 10-14.
Below is a picture of the 3 amigos from about 3 weeks ago right by the front of the garage.