Hunted just outside of San Saba from Friday til Monday. Friday the birds were silent. Myself and another group of hunters heard exactly one bird all morning/day. Saturday was better, I heard 3 birds total. Nothing was responding and the few I did see were henned up.
Sunday they were still with hens but by 9:30-10 they were bachelors again. Called in 2 3-year old birds and hammered one at 31 paces. I had to sneak within 75 yards of them on their strutting field and managed to get two of the three birds that were strutting to come in.
This fellow had a beard 10" and 1" spurs.