Day by day the tensions are rising in the wild turkey flocks. The breeding season is still some time off but the gobblers are becoming more aggressive as they vie for dominance.
A flock of jakes (yearling males) surround a mature gobbler
Vastly outnumbered, the mature gobble breaks and runs with the jakes in hot pursuit
The gobbler continued to run until the jakes gave up the chase
In the coming weeks the aggression will continue to build as the spring mating season approaches. Fights will occur where a pair of gobblers will fight to exhaustion. I'm hoping a good fight will occur in front of my camera as it did in February of 2010.