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#6609701 - 12/31/16 02:38 PM Turkeys
twelvetines Offline


Registered: 06/29/09
Posts: 43
Loc: Aledo,Texas
What's the most effective way to get rid of turkeys in your hunting area?

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#6609707 - 12/31/16 02:47 PM Re: Turkeys [Re: twelvetines]
HCHunter28 Online   content
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Registered: 12/10/16
Posts: 257
Originally Posted By: twelvetines
What's the most effective way to get rid of turkeys in your hunting area?


Why do you want to get rid of them?

Find the roost and scare them off the roost. They will eventually find a new roost hopefully away from your area.

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#6609769 - 12/31/16 03:35 PM Re: Turkeys [Re: twelvetines]
twelvetines Offline


Registered: 06/29/09
Posts: 43
Loc: Aledo,Texas
The reason I want them gone is that there is between 60-90 birds. My feeder goes off and they beat the deer there and clean 12 seconds of corn off the ground in about 2 minutes, they fight,run all over the place and wait for the second feeding 1 hour later. The deer run from this as fast as they run from the pigs.

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#6609782 - 12/31/16 03:41 PM Re: Turkeys [Re: twelvetines]
Mossman500 Offline
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Registered: 11/16/09
Posts: 250
Loc: Montgomery,Tx
I'll come hunt them in the spring...how much?
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#6609786 - 12/31/16 03:43 PM Re: Turkeys [Re: twelvetines]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 803
Loc: Yantis, TX
Kill them.

You ain't chasin turkeys off of corn. You may make them leave for a few days, but they'll be back.
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#6609789 - 12/31/16 03:49 PM Re: Turkeys [Re: twelvetines]
twelvetines Offline


Registered: 06/29/09
Posts: 43
Loc: Aledo,Texas
I like the idea of busting them off the roost but didn't know if that was legal.

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#6609869 - 12/31/16 04:42 PM Re: Turkeys [Re: twelvetines]
HCHunter28 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: twelvetines
I like the idea of busting them off the roost but didn't know if that was legal.


You can't shoot them off the roost but you can disturb them. Walking underneath with a spotlight should do the trick. With that many birds it will take a couple times or more.

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#6610944 - 01/01/17 01:13 PM Re: Turkeys [Re: twelvetines]
SpoonPlatoon Offline
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Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 8056
Loc: Palestine
Will pay to hunt!
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#6612662 - 01/02/17 03:28 PM Re: Turkeys [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
TenTenWhitetails Online   content
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Registered: 02/17/16
Posts: 509
Loc: Vanderpool, TX
Originally Posted By: SpoonPlatoon
Will pay to hunt!


What he said!

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#6616438 - 01/04/17 03:12 PM Re: Turkeys [Re: twelvetines]
talkturkey Offline


Registered: 02/27/09
Posts: 1648
We have similar quantity in Goliad, but I'd say 98% of them aren't smart enough to fly over the hog panels we have around the feeders, so not a problem with them competing with the deer. Can't beat turkey hunting in the spring either.

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#6617261 - 01/04/17 11:14 PM Re: Turkeys [Re: twelvetines]
Jkd106 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 1465
Loc: Fannin and Hall
Looks like you have a way to pay for your lease.
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#6617487 - 01/05/17 08:00 AM Re: Turkeys [Re: Jkd106]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Originally Posted By: Jkd106
Looks like you have a way to pay for your lease.


That is one thing that has always puzzled me...why more deer leases don't sell or sublet their turkey's for hunting. Many lessees never visit their lease except during deer season. A couple of hunters could go along way to paying for feed and protein.
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#6617558 - 01/05/17 08:30 AM Re: Turkeys [Re: twelvetines]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5248
Loc: texas
Id love to get my wife on a fairly cheap turkey hunt elmer
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#6617638 - 01/05/17 08:59 AM Re: Turkeys [Re: Gamblinman]
Jkd106 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
Originally Posted By: Jkd106
Looks like you have a way to pay for your lease.


That is one thing that has always puzzled me...why more deer leases don't sell or sublet their turkey's for hunting. Many lessees never visit their lease except during deer season. A couple of hunters could go along way to paying for feed and protein.

Yep 2 hunters $250 each will fill 2 corn feeders for a year.
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#6618341 - 01/05/17 04:03 PM Re: Turkeys [Re: twelvetines]
huntinfish Offline
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Registered: 04/28/12
Posts: 37
I wish I had turkey at my place.

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