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Author Topic: New to Turkey hunting!  (Read 1133 times)

Offline ameshell

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New to Turkey hunting!
« on: February 04, 2011, 01:30:29 PM »
Any one in Texas ever hunt Turkey in the National Forests?
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Re: New to Turkey hunting!
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 09:57:28 AM »
Not me I have only hunted once in TX and that was on private land-- What kind of info are looking for??
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Re: New to Turkey hunting!
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011, 08:04:27 PM »
Never hunted in TX, but I have hunted turkey in the National Forest here in PA for many years. The issue up here is the National Forest is so huge, locating the birds is the hardest part of the hunt. Unless you put in the scouting time to learn their feeding areas and roosting habits, you will have your work cut out for you
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Re: New to Turkey hunting!
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 09:20:21 PM »
Would love to try it some time Ameshell...
I have driven to Dallas to open up a new service center in waxahachie tx about 4 years ago and seen a big flock of Turkeys just across the state line from LA along I-20...
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Re: New to Turkey hunting!
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011, 08:57:28 AM »
here is what i found did google, turkey hunting in texas came to texas parks and wildlife then to list by animal then to turkey then to the 43 counties now sure what one is close to you pm me and i will help you find something
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October





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Re: New to Turkey hunting!
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2011, 10:44:24 AM »
here is what i found did google, turkey hunting in texas came to texas parks and wildlife then to list by animal then to turkey then to the 43 counties now sure what one is close to you pm me and i will help you find something
Thanks Dave, i've looked at the TPW site. Just because they have a season, doesn't mean there are Turkey there though! I've got some good leads on a couple of places. Now just need time to go and check them out!
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Re: New to Turkey hunting!
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2011, 04:24:49 PM »
do your scouting by using owl hoots or hawk screams just before dark to locate roosts and look for open areas and water around roosts as in your heat the birds usually will go to water almost first thing in the morning.  after hens are bred look for strutting areas that the tom's will use later in the day before returning to the roosting areas 1-2 hours before dark.

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Re: New to Turkey hunting!
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2011, 04:28:09 PM »
I know some guys in Concho Valley...Don't know how close that is to you....but they hate Turkeys.
I might could call them and see what they got and then give you their number.
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Re: New to Turkey hunting!
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 05:37:22 PM »
Never TX but I hunted the National Forests in NC since waaaaaaaay back when I never saw another hunter. It's certainly not that way anymore. I don't even try the Natl Forest now until after the first week and then only during the week when most people are working.  Good Luck!

 

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