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turkey in stephens county?? #6953793
11/10/17 03:47 AM
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Hunt on the edge of Stephens and Young counties just south of Graham. Weve never seen turkey there. Lots of Sandhills, dove and a covey here and there of quail but no turkey. Any idea why that could be?? Have feeders out for deer and couple of winter wheat fields bordering us

Re: turkey in stephens county?? [Re: jeswes] #6953818
11/10/17 04:17 AM
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I'm south of you closer to Caddo... Have always had plenty of turkey, even watched some roosting up next to a feeder pen this summer. Oddly, opening weekend there were none to be seen or heard. Same thing with the pigs this fall; I'm pretty sure that the acorn crop has a seasonal affect on their hangouts, but long-term, dunno.


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Re: turkey in stephens county?? [Re: jeswes] #6954017
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There are plenty in the area your hunting. My guess would be you have no roosting trees on the place your hunting.


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Re: turkey in stephens county?? [Re: jeswes] #6954218
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Its small acreage we hunt with afew oaks. been out there 20 years and never seen one. I know theyre in the area but yet to see it

Re: turkey in stephens county?? [Re: jeswes] #6955027
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Just north of you in Murray and have a good many that come onto my property in Spring and will get a few in Fall/Winter too. Are all of your feeders penned?

Re: turkey in stephens county?? [Re: Pitchfork Predator] #6955049
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
There are plenty in the area your hunting. My guess would be you have no roosting trees on the place your hunting.


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Re: turkey in stephens county?? [Re: jeswes] #6956456
11/12/17 03:28 AM
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I am in NE Stephens County just about 1 mile south of Young County. We have turkeys, however I have had my feeders penned with Hog panels for the past several years and have not seen near as many turkeys on my place. My turkeys are too stupid to jump over the hog panels into the feeders. Any ideas on what I can do to improve turkey hunting, yet keep hog panels up. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Re: turkey in stephens county?? [Re: Lone Ranger] #6956461
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Originally Posted By: Lone Ranger
I am in NE Stephens County just about 1 mile south of Young County. We have turkeys, however I have had my feeders penned with Hog panels for the past several years and have not seen near as many turkeys on my place. My turkeys are too stupid to jump over the hog panels into the feeders. Any ideas on what I can do to improve turkey hunting, yet keep hog panels up. Any advice is greatly appreciated.


I keep one feeder unpenned and that is the one the turkeys hit as well as hogs and deer.

Re: turkey in stephens county?? [Re: jeswes] #6956539
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no feeder fence. the no roosting trees sounds right. theres lots of land around us with little or no pressure. might not be much we can do to get them in

Re: turkey in stephens county?? [Re: jeswes] #6956558
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Just drop a few panels on pens after deer season. We have a mixture of fenced and unfenced and plenty of turkeys. They roost on our place regardless of feeders though.

My friends place is SE of Breck abt 8 miles, no creek but has plenty of turkey. No one hunts them though.

Re: turkey in stephens county?? [Re: jeswes] #6962593
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I'm just north in Throckmorton Co. They come on our place from time to time, shot one out there a few years ago. Father in law was out there a month or so ago and said they had heard a few down in the creek bottom of our place.


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Re: turkey in stephens county?? [Re: jeswes] #6969874
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Lots of birds just south of Breckenridge.




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