The Strut Zone Awards

Hollywood just celebrated Oscar night at the Academy Awards. We're covering our kind of movies here at the Strut Zone. To me the only thing better than a power nap after lunch during turkey camp downtime is a great DVD to keep you fired up. All of these offerings will get you ready for Opening Day. Here are my selections for new turkey hunting videos:

BEST DVD: Zink Calls' Turkey Time II: Breakin' It Down. Josh Grossenbacher goes hardcore and wades for a wet gobbler. The Zink Calls crew, consisting of Mark Hoke, Walt Gabbard, and others, also hunt Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Canada, Indiana and Michigan. Hunting tactics and strategy are covered. View this video's trailer here at Zink Calls: www.zinkcalls.com/

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MOST KILLS ON VIDEO: H.S. Strut's Cutt'n & Strutt'n 14. Here's the skinny: 36 turkeys in 14 states. Three hours of spring gobbler hunting (and plenty of fun) involving Matt Morrett, Eddie Salter, Ray Eye, and others. Watch some of the DVD at Hunter's Specialties: www.hunterspec.com/

BEST INSTRUCTIONAL DVD: Tie. Zink Calls' Turkey Time University, Volume 1: Mouth Calling Basics and Turkey Time University, Volume II: Friction Calling Basics. Grand National and World calling champion Shane Hendershot, and competitive caller Josh Grossenbacher--a couple of the best "young gun" hunters and callers around--team up to share tips on mouth call placement, fit, choosing a striker, getting that first sound, the wild turkey vocabulary, and what it all means.

HONORABLE MENTION: Realtree's All-Stars of Spring XVII. Two hours plus viewing: 27 hunts in 9 states. Videos from Bill Jordan's camp never disappoint. Realtree: www.realtree.com/

Do you Strut Zoners have a nomination and winner for a video category we've overlooked? Do you watch DVDs when you're not chasing turkeys? Let us know.