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#6414059 - 08/18/16 09:38 AM Purple Gallinule
goosehunter51 Offline
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Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 34
I am interested in a guided hunt for Purple Gallinule. I am a waterfowler and collector from Michigan and only interested in taking one or two birds back for taxidermy. From what I have read, they migrate south really early so the only opportunity to take them would be in the early teal season in September. I am willing to pay someone well if they can get me in to them. I would really appreciate any help...

Thanks guys!
Greg aka goosehunter 51

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#6414095 - 08/18/16 10:01 AM Re: Purple Gallinule [Re: goosehunter51]
matpk Offline
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food
I never saw/read any one hunting here.
By the way how is its Meat??? food

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#6414161 - 08/18/16 10:51 AM Re: Purple Gallinule [Re: goosehunter51]
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Registered: 12/27/07
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I recognize the woman in the photo, that pic is most likely from Florida.
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#6414162 - 08/18/16 10:53 AM Re: Purple Gallinule [Re: goosehunter51]
Sniper John Offline
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Loc: North Texas
I have never seen one in Texas. It would be a rare bird here. The only times I have heard of people seeing them in Texas it has been birders and in nature preserve type places where there is no hunting allowed. I have seen several in Florida. Around the Everglades would be your best bet. I would not consider them much of a game bird, but then the Rails I hunt every year are like shooting grasshoppers with a shotgun.
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#6414178 - 08/18/16 11:03 AM Re: Purple Gallinule [Re: goosehunter51]
goosehunter51 Offline
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I have seen them in Florida also while duck hunting but unfortunately they are protected there....

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#6414184 - 08/18/16 11:07 AM Re: Purple Gallinule [Re: goosehunter51]
waterfowlwonders Offline
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Not true. Check the Texas Waterfowl Digest. There is a season for them in Texas and I know of several hunters who have taken them here. Dont know of any outfitter guiding for them however.

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#6414307 - 08/18/16 12:31 PM Re: Purple Gallinule [Re: goosehunter51]
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#6414464 - 08/18/16 02:10 PM Re: Purple Gallinule [Re: waterfowlwonders]
Sniper John Offline
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Originally Posted By: waterfowlwonders
Not true. Check the Texas Waterfowl Digest. There is a season for them in Texas and I know of several hunters who have taken them here. Dont know of any outfitter guiding for them however.


He was talking about them being protected in Florida.

Though I don't hear much about Purple Gallinules in Texas, Common Gallinules or Moorhens seem to be fairly common here. There was one on our deer lease pond in Young County last summer.
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#6414472 - 08/18/16 02:17 PM Re: Purple Gallinule [Re: goosehunter51]
Nick2021 Offline


Registered: 06/21/09
Posts: 7
Haven't seen purple gallinues but plenty of common gallinues here in Texas. Unfortunately, the habitat where we've normally seen them is suffering from a bad drought.....


Edited by Nick2021 (08/18/16 02:18 PM)

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#6417675 - 08/20/16 09:26 PM Re: Purple Gallinule [Re: Nick2021]
brazosboyt Offline
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Registered: 05/09/11
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The birds in that picture are likely non native purple swamp hens in Florida or Australia. They look too big to be purple gallinules. Purples are about the size of a white wing dove.

Good luck finding a place in TX- I've been looking for years. Ive shot a couple in the marsh around Sabine lake in LA and in mazatlan Mexico.



Edited by brazosboyt (08/20/16 09:37 PM)

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#6417726 - 08/20/16 10:09 PM Re: Purple Gallinule [Re: goosehunter51]
texasdude28 Offline
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Registered: 06/12/11
Posts: 2818
Loc: Clairette
I had a place down in the Valley that we would occasionally see those at, never did shoot one though.

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#6417841 - 08/21/16 01:08 AM Re: Purple Gallinule [Re: goosehunter51]
Wacm Offline
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Registered: 05/13/16
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Loc: Wimberley, Tx
Seen them in FL in the Bell Glade sugar Cain fields tons of then there.

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#6418779 - 08/21/16 07:41 PM Re: Purple Gallinule [Re: Wacm]
john paul Offline
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I don't pay very close attention ever but I'm pretty sure we see quite a few of these every year in the marsh down here?
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#6421454 - 08/23/16 05:59 PM Re: Purple Gallinule [Re: goosehunter51]
crazyal Offline
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Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 1643
Loc: San Antonio to Sarita
We get them here in south Texas regularly. Hit me up

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#6422907 - 08/24/16 05:04 PM Re: Purple Gallinule [Re: goosehunter51]
Gacman Offline
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Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 1745
Loc: Austin, TX
Now you got me hankering for a purple headed grey duck. hard to find, but a cool specimen, maybe worth mounting.

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