Long legs, big breasts…and a beard. Lets face it, it happens. In the human world, it’s never pretty. But for one gang of western gobblers I came across, it was love when the bearded hen showed up.
When I first pulled my truck up on the scene, it became quickly clear to me that Montana gobblers don’t discriminate. It would take more than a bearded beauty to put the breaks on spring’s romance ritual for these wild turkeys.
In fact, despite there being several “hot hens” in the bunch, the bearded chic got all the attention before the toms moved on to breed the other less attractive, beardless hens.
Just another day in the life of a spring turkey…
Have you ever witnessed a little romance in the turkey woods? Comment below, and let us know what crazy stuff you’ve seen while hunting!