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#6439692 - 09/05/16 09:06 PM There's got to be a solutions
USMC89 Offline
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Registered: 05/13/14
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Loc: Chinquapin Tx
Dang water turkeys are killing every tree on the lake.

These pictures were all taken within 50 yards of each other





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#6439697 - 09/05/16 09:07 PM Re: There's got to be a solutions [Re: USMC89]
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AR-15 ? 300 Blackout ?

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#6440176 - 09/06/16 09:00 AM Re: There's got to be a solutions [Re: USMC89]
Grandpa Lee Offline
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It's not legal but shooting them is about the only thing that works. They will do a pretty good number on the fish populations as well. Worthless bird.

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#6440197 - 09/06/16 09:14 AM Re: There's got to be a solutions [Re: USMC89]
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Is it a private lake? I seem to remember something about being able to get a permit if they are destructive to ag production. Probably just fish farms or something not sure.
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#6440199 - 09/06/16 09:15 AM Re: There's got to be a solutions [Re: 4Weight]
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Is it a private lake? I seem to remember something about being able to get a permit if they are destructive to ag production. Probably just fish farms or something not sure.
Originally Posted By: 4Weight
AR-15 ? 300 Blackout ?

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Shooting a rifle in the air? There are house in the background....
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#6440219 - 09/06/16 09:25 AM Re: There's got to be a solutions [Re: MoBettaHuntR]
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Originally Posted By: MoBettaHuntR
Is it a private lake? I seem to remember something about being able to get a permit if they are destructive to ag production. Probably just fish farms or something not sure.


Not so simple anymore. Now you have to apply for the permit through USFWS. I don't want to give the feds any reason to mess with me.
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#6440434 - 09/06/16 11:34 AM Re: There's got to be a solutions [Re: USMC89]
pervis Offline
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Those things should be shot w a limit of 20 a day. I see em by the thousand when it gets duck season it's insane

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#6440467 - 09/06/16 12:12 PM Re: There's got to be a solutions [Re: USMC89]
USMC89 Offline
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No it's on Sam Rayburn. Wish they would give us a season on em. Was out fishing and they just kept coming in

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#6440743 - 09/06/16 03:34 PM Re: There's got to be a solutions [Re: USMC89]
Always ready 2 hunt Offline
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Nuisance, but we used to catch a lot of catfish with red wigglers right under the trees. The fish I guess thought it was another water turkey crapping!

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#6440828 - 09/06/16 04:40 PM Re: There's got to be a solutions [Re: Always ready 2 hunt]
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Originally Posted By: Always ready 2 hunt
Nuisance, but we used to catch a lot of catfish with red wigglers right under the trees. The fish I guess thought it was another water turkey crapping!


I do the same, but with a freelined (weightless) chicken gizzard. Call it 'splat fishing' as the gizzard makes a splat noise jus tlike one those nasty bastages taking a crap.

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#6440926 - 09/06/16 05:49 PM Re: There's got to be a solutions [Re: RiverRunner]
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I have caught fish before that were injured from them... Took me a while figure out what it was, they chase them and hook them with their nasty beak.


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