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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...
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...
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 pleasant smell of wildflowers lingered in a muggy Bee County breeze. So too did the pleasant echo of turkey talk not long after daybreak in this South Texas turkey hunting hot spot. The pair of gobblers had given away their position with a raucous retort only minutes earlier and slowly...
Two years after the worst spring turkey hunting season in Texas in three decades, things are looking up for gobbler fanatics. The spring Rio Grande turkey season is now open across the state, and by all accounts 2013 has shaped up as a rebound year for production, carryover and harvest...
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...
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...
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...
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 turkey season runs March 18 to April 30 in South Texas...