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#5700545 - 04/14/15 11:53 PM East Texas Turkeys
fowlslayer11 Offline
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Registered: 06/14/13
Posts: 532
Loc: The coast
I know this question is kind of relentless. But...has anybody had any luck in east Texas so far? Personally, I haven't gone out to hunt yet, so I just thought I'd ask.
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#5700738 - 04/15/15 08:25 AM Re: East Texas Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
trash2 Offline
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Registered: 09/01/12
Posts: 351
The season opened today, so I reckon it's good you haven't hunted yet.

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#5700867 - 04/15/15 10:03 AM Re: East Texas Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
White Falcon Offline
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Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 1556
Loc: Holly Lake Ranch Tx.
Did they close the 11 county's in East TX they talked about??

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#5700871 - 04/15/15 10:04 AM Re: East Texas Turkeys [Re: trash2]
sqiggy Offline


Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1985
Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
Originally Posted By: trash2
The season opened today, so I reckon it's good you haven't hunted yet.
Like he said, haven't been out yet. Was hoping to go this weekend but looks like work will prevent that. Hopefully next week sometime.

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#5701105 - 04/15/15 12:15 PM Re: East Texas Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
trash2 Offline
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Registered: 09/01/12
Posts: 351
weather looks dismal through the weekend

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#5702805 - 04/16/15 11:31 AM Re: East Texas Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 847
Loc: Yantis, TX
As of 2 weeks ago, I saw a group of 4 gobblers still running together, then another group of 2 toms, 4 jakes and a dozen or so hens. Gobbling in morning was sporadic. I talked to my uncle last night, and he commented that they are gobbling steady now in the morning and that he has seen several hens by themselves trading across fields. I'm off to KS in a few days, then back here to Texas and see if I can harvest a tom.

Gman
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#5702835 - 04/16/15 11:50 AM Re: East Texas Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
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Registered: 11/22/10
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Loc: Corsicana
Would love to see any pics of turkeys from East TX.

TPWD released 80 just down from my place not long ago. I am tickled. Saw a flock of 8-10 right outside my gate on Thanksgiving day last year. So looking forward to the day I can hunt them.
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#5703126 - 04/16/15 02:06 PM Re: East Texas Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
Tjack28 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/07
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Loc: Houston, TX
I killed a nice 22 pounder yesterday. Tried to upload the pic from my phone but it's not working out. Will do it when I get back to civilization.Trying to stock up on some croppie and catfish before we head back out to work on my buddies bird.
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#5703294 - 04/16/15 03:55 PM Re: East Texas Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
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Loc: Yantis, TX
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#5704320 - 04/17/15 07:41 AM Re: East Texas Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
White Falcon Offline
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Registered: 10/11/09
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Very nice GM.

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#5704360 - 04/17/15 08:06 AM Re: East Texas Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 847
Loc: Yantis, TX
Just to clarify...that is a pic from 3 years ago. First one I came across.
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#5705067 - 04/17/15 01:44 PM Re: East Texas Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
Nogalus Prairie Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/10
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Loc: Corsicana
A Texas Eastern is one of the greatest prizes in hunting IMO. I mean it. Way to go guys! up
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#5705133 - 04/17/15 02:15 PM Re: East Texas Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
ALM TXhunter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/17/13
Posts: 161
Loc: Sugar Land, TX
That is a very good question? As far as I know, East TX turkeys are hard to come by. Hopefully the new stocking programs will rejuvenate the population and provide hunting opportunities for the future.

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#5705671 - 04/17/15 07:27 PM Re: East Texas Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
elkaholic Offline
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Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 190
Loc: East Texas
A E Texas eastern is on my hunting bucket list. Gonna give it a try in the next year or so.
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#5705718 - 04/17/15 07:48 PM Re: East Texas Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 847
Loc: Yantis, TX
Last year, there were a couple of outfitters offering East Texas easterns here, but haven't seen any advertising this year.

Gman
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