Steve Hickoff is the Realtree Turkey Hunting Editor and Blogger. He’s been beaten by more birds than he can remember. Still he kills enough to eat well, and fool with beards, spurs and fans until the next season. Pennsylvania born and raised, Maine is his home base now. A full-time outdoor communicator with a couple university writing degrees, he chases spring gobblers and fall flocks around the country. It's "all turkeys, all the time" on the Realtree Turkey Blog.
Beards or Bust, Episode 8: South Dakota Turkeys
Some hens strut and wild turkeys do cross creeks. Want proof?
In episode 8 of Beards or Bust, Realtree's David Blanton and Phillip Culpepper head west to hunt South Dakota turkeys . . .
In some of the coolest turkey hunting video footage you'll ever see, an aggressive strutting hen crosses a creek and comes to the calls. A Merriam's longbeard follows later in some close-range action.
Cannon Klement also closes the deal on a gobbler from last year's hunts.