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#6190322 - 02/18/16 11:54 PM Eastern Wild Turkey super stocking info
Tjack28 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/07
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Loc: Houston, TX
Here is a great article on the super stocking eastern wild turkeys currently taking place in east Texas. Since the 2014 releases in Anderson and Rusk counties, the stocking that continued in Trinity county last year, and those that picked back up in Trinity, Angelina, Cherokee, and Anderson counties again this year we should start seeing more birds in the coming years. Hearing a lot of reports and good news on these recent releases, I'm looking forward to a big turn around in the east Texas wild turkey population.

Here is the article... Super Stocking Eastern Turkeys
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NWTF, Harris County Wildlife Group
P.O. Box 91227
Houston, TX 77088
http://nwtf-harris-county-wildlife-group.webs.com/
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#6190384 - 02/19/16 05:59 AM Re: Eastern Wild Turkey super stocking info [Re: Tjack28]
Tophers Offline
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Registered: 09/03/14
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Good news for Texas. Do yo know any places outside of the state to hunt eastern turkeys on private land that doesn't cost a arm and leg.

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#6190400 - 02/19/16 06:26 AM Re: Eastern Wild Turkey super stocking info [Re: Tophers]
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Loc: Houston, TX
Sometimes we get a few eastern hunts donated to our banquets from other states like Missouri and South Carolina, but I've never hunted with any of them. The two easterns I've killed so far were taken in east Texas. The guy in south Carolina I believe charges like $300 a day and the one in Missouri is a lot more although I can't remember the exact cost right now. Don't have any of their info nearby right now...

Originally Posted By: Tophers
Good news for Texas. Do yo know any places outside of the state to hunt eastern turkeys on private land that doesn't cost a arm and leg.
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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

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#6190464 - 02/19/16 07:34 AM Re: Eastern Wild Turkey super stocking info [Re: Tjack28]
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 628
Loc: Yantis, TX
Good to see the population of Eastern turkeys getting help with transplants. Thanks to TPWD, NWTF and private landowners for making this happen. Rios are fun, but nothing like an old loudmouth Eastern shaking awake the Piney Woods.

I would think the best bet would be Eastern KS for a reasonable eastern hunt.

I also heard that Arkansas' turkey population is also back on the rise with substantially more birds being seen and heard than just a few years ago.
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#6190675 - 02/19/16 09:28 AM Re: Eastern Wild Turkey super stocking info [Re: Tjack28]
BarneyWho Offline
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Registered: 11/09/04
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Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Lots of Easterns on public ground in OK. MS has some great public ground as well.
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#6190730 - 02/19/16 10:00 AM Re: Eastern Wild Turkey super stocking info [Re: Gamblinman]
Tjack28 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 602
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
Rios are fun, but nothing like an old loudmouth Eastern shaking awake the Piney Woods.


Totally agree with ya on that. I love hunting Rio's but since I've been chasing Easterns and hearing those loud gobbles roaring through the piney woods and having a couple of big gobblers come dancing, spitting and drumming into by setup, I'm hooked for sure. Totally different experience!
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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

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#6191764 - 02/20/16 07:15 AM Re: Eastern Wild Turkey super stocking info [Re: Tjack28]
Tophers Offline
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Registered: 09/03/14
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Hope your population keeps growing here in east Texas.

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#6198938 - 02/25/16 02:31 PM Re: Eastern Wild Turkey super stocking info [Re: Tjack28]
Tjack28 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 602
Loc: Houston, TX
Well...They've completed the release of all 80 birds on the Angelina national forest and completed what they started last year at White Rock in Trinity county. Now they're half way done with Coon Pond in Cherokee county. Depending on whether or not they do any last minute trapping next week will determine whether they will start releasing birds in Brushy Creek. Whatever doesn't get completed this year will be completed next year between January and March. Hopefully more land owners with 10,000 + acres of good habitat or those who have neighbors they can form a co-op with to create that much habitat can work together and take advantage of these super stockings done in their areas while it's still going on for the next few years...
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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

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#6208550 - 03/03/16 03:12 PM Re: Eastern Wild Turkey super stocking info [Re: Tjack28]
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Registered: 11/11/10
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I'm located in Northeast Texas, Lamar Co. and have watched the Eastern turkey numbers fluctuate. The drought appx 3 yrs ago seem to hurt their numbers. Prior to that had quiet a few birds. I took a stroll through my old game photo collection and noted have pictures of birds dating back to 1999. Doesn't seem like its possible , 17 yrs. but the population has survived. Last yr and during this deer seasons noted number of birds have really increased, seeing flocks of 10 to 20 birds and total count for incidental sightings while deer hunting was 77 birds on my small piece of ground. My neighbors report increase numbers, so think it safe to say they are on the rebound along the Red River. Several with beards in the 10-11 in. class. Have seen them active with the hens since middle of Feb. Makes me happy. They have a habit of dispersing in the spring, hopefully few will hang around.
NWTF banquet this Friday, Paris Civic Center if your interested, last yr. chicken fried steak......

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#6209489 - 03/04/16 09:48 AM Re: Eastern Wild Turkey super stocking info [Re: Tjack28]
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Loc: Colleyville, DFW, TX
TPWD brings more Eastern turkeys back to the Pineywoods

CHEROKEE COUNTY - The turkeys, 12 hens and four toms, arrived in Texas by truck and by plane en route to their new home, Coon Pond Hunting Club.
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The Campbell Global-owned tract is part of a 70,000 cooperative stretching from the Angelina National Forest to Anderson County that Texas Park and Wildlife Department is banking on for success of its eastern wild turkey super stocking effort.


Located just west of the Neches River and north of the Davy Crockett National Forest, Coon Pond is a manicured landscape of towering pines, hardwood drainages and enough openings to allow the birds to easily spend a day feeding or weeks on a nest.





Since a research project started in 2007 and restocking efforts began under the super stocking plan in 2014, sites to the north and south of Coon Pond have been stocked.
more
http://www.tylerpaper.com/TP-Outdoor/232107/tpwd-brings-more-eastern-turkeys-back-to-the-pineywoods
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