Turkey

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

When it comes to spring turkey hunting in Texas, there is plenty of trial and error. While man has leveled the playing field in almost every pursuit, turkeys can make the most seasoned hunter look foolish with their uncanny ability...
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...
WHEELER COUNTY -- It was April Fools' Day. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. The warbling gobbles seemed to resonate from every nook and cranny of the dim early morning, echoing near and far in the chilly breeze on...
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...
There are no outdoor pursuits that compare with spring turkey hunting in Texas, due in large part to the nature of the game you’re pursuing and the often quirky behavior known firsthand by veteran hunters. The general Rio Grande spring...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...