Sackettshootpic_2Well, I know it has been a long time and I apologize to all of you folks out there. A conspiracy of laziness around the holidays (and time spent in the woods hunting deer!) along with a few technical difficulties with the start of the new year have kept me from posting. But now it looks like we’ve gotten everything solved and I am going to be posting at risk of not getting the rest of my work done! (Just kidding, Todd!)

While I haven’t been able to get to the Strut Zone personally, I’ve been busy behind the scenes at Outdoor Life working on some awesome turkey coverage in the magazine as well as checking out a host of new products—some of which are awesome, some that will leave you scratching your head.

The picture accompanying this post is of a photo shoot that officially kicked off OL’s spring coverage. It was shot in a Virginia clearing in mid-December, long before most folks are thinking of spring turkeys. That’s how far ahead of things we have to be around here.

So with that, stay tuned in the coming days and weeks as I bring you a host of gear, tips, hopefully some videos and ample observations into the world of turkey hunting and beyond.

I’d also like to give a big welcome to Winchester Ammunition, who is coming aboard to sponsor the Strut Zone in February and March.