§ 64.006. RELEASE OF TURKEYS. (a) Except as provided by
this section, no turkeys may be propagated, purchased, sold,
transported, or released for the purpose of establishing a
free-ranging wild turkey population.
(b) The department may release turkeys in certain areas of
the state for the purpose of maintaining a wild turkey population.
(c) The department may adopt regulations regulating the
release of turkeys by persons other than department employees.
(d) This section does not apply to any turkeys maintained
for agricultural purposes.
(e) The department may contract with private sector sources
to release wild turkeys in certain areas of the state for the
purpose of maintaining or expanding a wild turkey population.
Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 771, § 1, eff. Aug. 31, 1987.
In short it is illegal unless approved.