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News, articles and updates about turkey hunting in Texas during the spring and fall seasons

The Pineywoods region of Texas has long been a bastion of wildlife, harboring some of the best deer hunting and duck hunting in the state. However, one outdoors pursuit that seemingly lags somewhat behind is turkey hunting, specifically for the eastern subspecies of the bird that calls the pine thickets...
After months of waiting, it’s finally turkey time for 2014. The spring Rio Grande turkey season kicked off Saturday in South Texas and begins March 29 in northern counties. Putting in scouting time is the most important thing you can do before going afield in search of filling even one...
Turkey hunting in Texas is no easy pursuit, at least when it comes to quick success. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of chasing after a variety of turkey subspecies in Texas and New Mexico, and the toughest aspect of hunting any of these birds is attempting to expect the unexpected...
The slow morning turned to afternoon as I flipped a dark spinner bait into the shimmering distance on Lake Meredith. Like so many previous retrieves from the bank, I brought my lure back without even a nibble from a hungry largemouth or smallmouth bass and stepped along the low-slung brush...
Here's your Texas turkey hunting guide from A to Z, with tips, tactics and regulations for the spring pursuit. Advance scouting can help you find roost sites and travel corridors. Bring a box call, even if you prefer a slate or mouth call, since the box can spit out...
The eastern glow slowly stalks the sloping horizon, tenderly illuminating the landscape’s dew-draped veil and signaling the start of a crisp new day, one that's ripe for turkey hunting in Texas. The disheveled coyote on the bunchgrass ridge to the left is the first to chime in, its howling yodels...
I’ve hunted across Texas – from Panhandle shelter belts and Rolling Plains oak mottes to South Texas mesquite thickets and Pineywoods forest cover – and one quarry in particular calls each of them home, providing some of the toughest hunting around: the wild turkey. In general, fall turkey hunting is...
Tracking has become a lost art. For generations, learning the signs left by critters meant the difference between finding something for the dinner table or relying on leftovers – or simply not eating. In this day and age of the high-resolution game camera and apps and smartphones, numerous devices have made...
Spring turkey hunting can be a hit-or-miss proposition. The jubilant Merriam's gobbler chortled in response each time the gentle purr in the distance carried on the faint mountain breeze. The attentive bird was all ears as he strutted in a clearing near a stand of sinewy Ponderosa pines, carefully keeping a...
The spring Rio Grande turkey season begins next weekend across South Texas, and there will be no shortage of birds as our state has the highest population in the country. However, any seasoned turkey hunter will tell you that despite your best scouting and calling efforts sometimes it seems there...

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