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#6192117 - 02/20/16 01:49 PM Just curious: Why is Turkey hunt more expensive ?
AmerMirza Offline
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Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 134
Loc: Plano (Dallas), Texas, USA
Guys,

Just out of curiousity: Why is the Turkey Hunt WAY MORE expensive than WT Doe Hunt? People are charging anywhere from $400-800 a day for 1 turkey. Whereas, WT Doe hunt was $175-250 on average plus some hunters offering addtl WT doe for $100. I can buy a full turkey for $100 from a store. Hmmmm......
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#6192125 - 02/20/16 01:59 PM Re: Just curious: Why is Turkey hunt more expensive ? [Re: AmerMirza]
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Market determines value. You're not paying for 15 pounds of meat. You're paying for a hunt.
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#6192129 - 02/20/16 02:04 PM Re: Just curious: Why is Turkey hunt more expensive ? [Re: AmerMirza]
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Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
I have four places totaling over 400 acres within an hour drive of Denton or Frisco that have turkey on the property. Wonder what would be a good price to charge for attorney, doctors, oilmen?
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#6192149 - 02/20/16 02:23 PM Re: Just curious: Why is Turkey hunt more expensive ? [Re: blackcoal]
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Why is a white tail doe hunt so much more inexpensive than a trophy buck hunt?

Because the market determines the value. Thank God.
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#6192158 - 02/20/16 02:33 PM Re: Just curious: Why is Turkey hunt more expensive ? [Re: blackcoal]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: blackcoal
I have four places totaling over 400 acres within an hour drive of Denton or Frisco that have turkey on the property. Wonder what would be a good price to charge for attorney, doctors, oilmen?


BC, you can charge and old painter $2fitty! grin

Last I paid to hunt Turkey was on a huge ranch near Ft Davis, 100+k acres, paid $500 to fill the tags. This was around 2007 and they said they had very little interest in turkey from hunters. Their money was in exotics and elk and WT/MD and speed goats.

This was SW Texas, get closer to the bigger metros and I'd bet it changes.
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#6192162 - 02/20/16 02:34 PM Re: Just curious: Why is Turkey hunt more expensive ? [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Market determines value. You're not paying for 15 pounds of meat. You're paying for a hunt.


I think that is it in a nut shell.
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#6192229 - 02/20/16 04:11 PM Re: Just curious: Why is Turkey hunt more expensive ? [Re: AmerMirza]
Bbear Offline
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Registered: 11/24/13
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Loc: West Texas
For many neophyte turkey hunters, the guide is very important. Someone that actually knows the birds and their habits on that property.
For experienced hunters, as was stated before, it's for the experience of the HUNT.

Not to mention, on most of the guided spring turkey hunts I've been involved in, you aren't just sitting in a stand waiting for them to show up. You are actually out hoofing it trying to outwit a bird.
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#6192249 - 02/20/16 04:41 PM Re: Just curious: Why is Turkey hunt more expensive ? [Re: AmerMirza]
phantom Offline
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1024
Loc: dfw
Most of the time Turkey hunters they want to do most of the calling. In my time as a guide I figure on a lot more work for turkey hunt. Also generally you have less hunters. Turkey hunting to me is all about the hunt. I am willing to pay more for the game the meat has almost nothing to do with it. sort of a little bonus.
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#6192259 - 02/20/16 04:52 PM Re: Just curious: Why is Turkey hunt more expensive ? [Re: AmerMirza]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
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Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Turkey hunting is a real thrill for me and I am so glad we have them on our lease. But for me these prices for turkey hunting are out of line. But someone is obviously paying the price.

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#6192314 - 02/20/16 05:47 PM Re: Just curious: Why is Turkey hunt more expensive ? [Re: AmerMirza]
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I want to do a turkey hunt, but am unwilling to pay the price that is being asked by most guides. I do not think their prices are out of line, it is just more than I am willing to spend. Especially since I am pretty sure the meat will be mediocre at best. Many people think that turkey hunting is one of the most thrilling hunts to go on, I personally can't say as I have never been. This is the reason people are willing to pay such high prices. If people were willing to pay $400 for a squirrel hunt, the market would charge that.
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#6192448 - 02/20/16 07:28 PM Re: Just curious: Why is Turkey hunt more expensive ? [Re: therancher]
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Registered: 09/24/10
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Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Originally Posted By: therancher
Why is a white tail doe hunt so much more inexpensive than a trophy buck hunt?

Because the market determines the value. Thank God.


This up

If it was up to me, they would be the cheapest animal out there.
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#6192478 - 02/20/16 07:47 PM Re: Just curious: Why is Turkey hunt more expensive ? [Re: AmerMirza]
Elpatoloco Offline
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Registered: 07/10/15
Posts: 283
I wouldn't give 25 cents for a shot at every ground buzzard in the state. Some folks feel differently and that's what drives the price.

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#6192484 - 02/20/16 07:50 PM Re: Just curious: Why is Turkey hunt more expensive ? [Re: AmerMirza]
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Registered: 10/26/09
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Loc: Brownwood,Tx
Spring turkey maybe.......fall turkey ought to be free!

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#6192496 - 02/20/16 08:03 PM Re: Just curious: Why is Turkey hunt more expensive ? [Re: blackcoal]
AmerMirza Offline
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Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 134
Loc: Plano (Dallas), Texas, USA
Originally Posted By: blackcoal
I have four places totaling over 400 acres within an hour drive of Denton or Frisco that have turkey on the property. Wonder what would be a good price to charge for attorney, doctors, oilmen?


Dont charge them anything. LOL... They are doing good for the community. LOL.
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#6192542 - 02/20/16 08:36 PM Re: Just curious: Why is Turkey hunt more expensive ? [Re: Deep Sea]
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Registered: 05/27/13
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Deep Sea
Especially since I am pretty sure the meat will be mediocre at best. Many people think that turkey hunting is one of the most thrilling hunts to go on, I personally can't say as I have never been.


If you're up close and personal (on the ground with 'em in some manner vs up in a box blind), it's a pretty engaging adventure. Pitch the dark meat and breast 'em like a duck and fry it up in strips, I've found it to be pretty good eating. Tasted better than chicken. smile

Charlie

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