Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
yodasheet, Harddr672, RickyRuiz, Mini4teen, Mjarvistxvet
60443 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77387
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43783
BOBO the Clown 41089
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33683
bill oxner 32624
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30570
facebook
Forum Stats
60442 Members
45 Forums
475817 Topics
6242025 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5717695 - 04/26/15 10:21 PM East TX Turkeys
fowlslayer11 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 06/14/13
Posts: 526
Loc: Waco, TX
Heading out to the SNF next weekend to try and shoot an Eastern. Heard from a buddy that they've seen good numbers out there, and he shot 2 this past weekend.

Anybody had any luck out here lately? Or in the national forest?
_________________________
"The value of any trophy from the field depends not on its size but on the magnitude of the effort expended in its pursuit." - Aldo Leopold

Sic'Em Bears

Top
#5717760 - 04/27/15 12:01 AM Re: East TX Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
bb1379 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/08/07
Posts: 140
He shot 2 or they shot 2?

Top
#5717912 - 04/27/15 07:49 AM Re: East TX Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
sqiggy Offline


Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1878
Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
Originally Posted By: fowlslayer11
he shot 2 this past weekend.
Well, it is in East Texas!!!! whistle
Only thing to top that off is finding out which county!!!!! confused2


Edited by sqiggy (04/27/15 07:50 AM)

Top
#5718066 - 04/27/15 09:36 AM Re: East TX Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
Nogalus Prairie Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 19266
Loc: Corsicana
scared
_________________________
Originally Posted By: REALKILLER
That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



Top
#5718094 - 04/27/15 09:52 AM Re: East TX Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
SpawnofChesty Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 62
One Eastern a year whip

Top
#5718126 - 04/27/15 10:17 AM Re: East TX Turkeys [Re: bb1379]
Tjack28 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 602
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: bb1379
He shot 2 or they shot 2?


I hope he meant they ...It's good to finally start seeing decent numbers of easterns and I hope we can keep it that way.

According to my buddy Albert who was a game warden for 25-30 years it was stuff like shooting multiple birds in a season, shooting out of season, and shooting off the roost that knocked a lot of those numbers down rather than predators in early years when first trying to get them established. He worked on a heck of a lot of cases dealing with stuff like that in east TX.

I can remember one case years ago (Don't think it was ETX) where a guy was busted and they found where he had shot 16 gobblers in one season...When asked why he did it all he could say was "the rush" and that he was addicted. I would've been kicking his butt all that way to the back woods of Willacoochie! Guys protect our resources...


Edited by Tjack28 (04/27/15 10:41 AM)
_________________________
T. Jackson
NWTF, Harris County Wildlife Group
P.O. Box 91227
Houston, TX 77088
http://nwtf-harris-county-wildlife-group.webs.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/NWTF-Harris-County-Wildlife-Group/111234152254353

Top
#5718773 - 04/27/15 04:56 PM Re: East TX Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
fowlslayer11 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 06/14/13
Posts: 526
Loc: Waco, TX
It was him & a buddy, but felt no need to mention the buddy. But yea, I want to get me an Eastern before the season ends, badly.

So, back to the question... Has anybody had luck? I'd whoop the dude who shot 16 gobblers, he'd be a goner. up
_________________________
"The value of any trophy from the field depends not on its size but on the magnitude of the effort expended in its pursuit." - Aldo Leopold

Sic'Em Bears

Top
#5718944 - 04/27/15 06:59 PM Re: East TX Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
Gamblinman Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 629
Loc: Yantis, TX
I'll start chasin mine after May 1st.

Gman
_________________________

Top
#5719064 - 04/27/15 08:09 PM Re: East TX Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
fowlslayer11 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 06/14/13
Posts: 526
Loc: Waco, TX
Wish I could've started chasin em earlier. Few guys I know have been slaying Rios out west too.
_________________________
"The value of any trophy from the field depends not on its size but on the magnitude of the effort expended in its pursuit." - Aldo Leopold

Sic'Em Bears

Top
#5719096 - 04/27/15 08:27 PM Re: East TX Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
bb1379 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/08/07
Posts: 140
I think the good hunting is pretty much over. They pushed the opener back to April 15 from April 1 to increase mating and nesting survival. I don't know many people that do well much past the 20th of April.

Top
#5719120 - 04/27/15 08:43 PM Re: East TX Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
fowlslayer11 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 06/14/13
Posts: 526
Loc: Waco, TX
It's only 1-2 weekends past the 20th, so I'm gonna try my luck this weekend and then I'll call it quits.
_________________________
"The value of any trophy from the field depends not on its size but on the magnitude of the effort expended in its pursuit." - Aldo Leopold

Sic'Em Bears

Top
#5719297 - 04/27/15 10:31 PM Re: East TX Turkeys [Re: bb1379]
Tjack28 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 602
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: bb1379
I think the good hunting is pretty much over. They pushed the opener back to April 15 from April 1 to increase mating and nesting survival. I don't know many people that do well much past the 20th of April.


I know some guys are doing great during the late season now that most of the hens are on the nest. Gobblers seem to be even more responsive now in a lot of places including east TX. I've know turkeys to breed as late as June...how responsive they are to calling just often depend on the amount of pressure they've had on them and how educated they've become. If you're hunting a very pressured area the birds may not respond well...
_________________________
T. Jackson
NWTF, Harris County Wildlife Group
P.O. Box 91227
Houston, TX 77088
http://nwtf-harris-county-wildlife-group.webs.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/NWTF-Harris-County-Wildlife-Group/111234152254353

Top
#5719438 - 04/28/15 06:27 AM Re: East TX Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
Gamblinman Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 629
Loc: Yantis, TX
I had easterns still gobbling in late May last year. Called up several jakes on the last day, strutting and gobbling in the whole way.

Gman
_________________________

Top
#5719580 - 04/28/15 07:52 AM Re: East TX Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
sqiggy Offline


Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1878
Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
Originally Posted By: fowlslayer11


So, back to the question... Has anybody had luck?
I have gone a couple of times but flood waters have kept me from getting to the spots where they were last year and haven't been able to get out there before daylight to see if I can even hear a gobble while still on the roost. Hoping the waters recede by this weekend and give it another try.

Top
#5719773 - 04/28/15 09:13 AM Re: East TX Turkeys [Re: fowlslayer11]
fowlslayer11 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 06/14/13
Posts: 526
Loc: Waco, TX
That's what I like to hear. Goin out this weekend as well to try and get me one. With all the rain, it'll be interesting... But we'll see how it goes.

I have a good feeling, just cause.
_________________________
"The value of any trophy from the field depends not on its size but on the magnitude of the effort expended in its pursuit." - Aldo Leopold

Sic'Em Bears

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide