Tennessee Turkey season opener kicked off this past Saturday with just under 20 teams entering the first annual Tennessee Sportsman Tournament. As hunters were turning off their alarms clocks Saturday morning, they were checking into their 5 digit code sent to them that morning that was required to be said in the video after the harvest of any big game animal that would be checked in that day. Chilly temps and light winds made for a pleasant morning in the woods.
The sun came up, and several big toms were harvested right after they pitched down from the roost. First check in was between 1130AM and 1200PM for those that wanted to check in an early bird. Final check in was 700PM to 800PM and almost 15 more birds were brought in for scoring. Pure Outdoors Addiction claimed 1st place with a combined score of nearly 146 points. Overall experience was enjoyed as we were able to meet several new Sportsman that have the same passion for the outdoors as we do. Several good videos were taken, and the hunt stories were endless. Special shoutout to our Premium Partnership with COWI BRAND and their awesome gear, and support as we hosted our first tournament.. We would also like to thank our friends at Woodsviking Barbershop for their high end products for the placing teams. Lots of lessons were learned, and several team members had good feedback to improve the next event! Happy hunting, and stay safe!