The first day of the Clay County Turkey Fest was a fun one but the turkeys had us beat.On two separate occasions, Bubba and I had a tom headed our way when a trio of hens cut the tom's trail and he followed them into the mesquite brush.The Score: Hunt Junkies 0, Turkeys 2.We are winners in one regard, though. Our hosts here in Henrietta are topnotch and the Chamber of Commerce is working hard to make sure that the Turkey Fest is a top rate event.More tomorrow. I hope our luck changes...(Realtree.com contributor Russell A. Graves is sending reports from the Clay County Turkey Fest throughout the event. Check out www.russellgraves.com for photos, outdoor articles, videos, radio, and more. --Steve Hickoff)
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Realtree turkey hunting editor Steve Hickoff has chased gobblers all over the United States and Mexico. He was born and raised in northcentral Pennsylvania, and now makes his home in Maine. Hickoff was named the NWTF Tom Kelly Communicator of the Year for 2019, a prestigious award reflecting his longtime work promoting hunting and conservation as a turkey hunting writer, editor and book author.