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#5706964 - 04/19/15 12:22 AM Eastern
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Joshua snapped a pic of an Eastern making a bee line across the back pasture. First one we have seen in a couple of years.
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#5706971 - 04/19/15 12:47 AM Re: Eastern [Re: A.B.]
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Very cool A.B. I saw some tracks near Gilmer once but have never seen a turkey in ET.

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#5706973 - 04/19/15 12:53 AM Re: Eastern [Re: A.B.]
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#5706998 - 04/19/15 04:38 AM Re: Eastern [Re: A.B.]
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At 1st I thought it was a peacock hen! Had a speck of something on my LT screen LOL

Is this an are they where introduced recently, or do you think one that has "migrated" in?
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#5707014 - 04/19/15 05:59 AM Re: Eastern [Re: A.B.]
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I've thought about going to see if any are wandering around an old timber tract my family has had for generations outside of San Augustine. If I call the neighbor and ask if he's seen any, I know, in typical deep east Texas fashion, that the answer will be "Oh, no, never," no matter what the truth is.

Good on you guys for keeping a sharp eye out.
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#5707023 - 04/19/15 06:49 AM Re: Eastern [Re: A.B.]
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I saw one up north of Wells a few years back...
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#5707029 - 04/19/15 07:06 AM Re: Eastern [Re: A.B.]
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They were brought in back in the 80's. Used to see them a lot, but not any in several years. Maybe the are making a come back.
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#5707031 - 04/19/15 07:09 AM Re: Eastern [Re: A.B.]
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There used to be a large flock in Cass County north east of Hughes Springs on a deer lease I was on then they just disappeared. Wish they were still there and and hope yours stays around.

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#5707080 - 04/19/15 08:14 AM Re: Eastern [Re: A.B.]
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Originally Posted By: A.B.
They were brought in back in the 80's. Used to see them a lot, but not any in several years. Maybe the are making a come back.


You would think they would continue stocking until they can certify they are sustainable?
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#5707257 - 04/19/15 11:35 AM Re: Eastern [Re: A.B.]
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A little better pic

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#5707466 - 04/19/15 04:06 PM Re: Eastern [Re: A.B.]
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Good find!

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#5707614 - 04/19/15 06:05 PM Re: Eastern [Re: A.B.]
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Wonderful!! Seen them twice on my place. One flock of 8-10 and one pair. Both times they were getting out of there fast.
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#5707671 - 04/19/15 06:27 PM Re: Eastern [Re: A.B.]
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#5707681 - 04/19/15 06:30 PM Re: Eastern [Re: A.B.]
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My kid has been telling me he has seen them for a couple of years now, but I hold to the no pic, no happen school of thought.



He is gloating today........ bang
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#5707706 - 04/19/15 06:49 PM Re: Eastern [Re: A.B.]
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That'll learn ya...tell him it looks like a peacock. grin

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