Mega or someone else can likely explain it better than I can....but from personal experience I can say tom's absolutely will strut in the fall and winter months....I've seen tom's strutting in December.... and opening of rifle last Saturday I had two toms gobbling on the ridge behind me.....as for hens....not sure I'd call it strutting but I've seen them puff up and dance around another hen making a bunch of racket.....I've always assumed they were working out the pecking order....but again, maybe Mega will check in with a better explanation.
I actually witnessed a hen strutting this past Saturday as several dozen turkeys fed through. For whatever reason this group had several small fights going on among the flock. Turkeys are great from March-May but I don't want them anywhere around during deer season. Too loud!!
Yes and yes. The second video appears to be hens from what I can tell. Was hunting public land several years ago and saw fans coming over the rise and then noticed it was hens. First time I’d actually seen them strut.