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

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 an outing several years ago. What had been a subdued...
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...
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...
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...
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...