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turkey infestation #7039177
01/15/18 08:11 PM
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This question is probably like asking about understanding women smile I have a pasture that I have 4 feeders at and at every feeder there is literally a large flock of turkeys just waiting for it to go off, you cant run them off, they come right back. I sometimes let them eat all the corn, let them leave and set off the feeder by remote. Is there anyway to keep them away, maybe a natural deterrent. Something to put out to make them stay away? Was even wondering if Parks and Wildlife would come and trap them and move them...guess I can call them...thanks, any input appreciated.


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Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7039182
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My wife and I would love to help you reduce the population and get our first turkeys. But the best route is likely either tpwd. But they have to have a place to transplant them to.


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Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7039189
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elmer rifle food

Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7039202
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I'll help reduce the numbers too elmer

Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7039211
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I have a couple places they could transfer them too if needed.


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Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7039235
01/15/18 09:22 PM
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If you feed year around, try turning off the feeders for a few months in the off season.


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Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7039286
01/15/18 10:13 PM
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If I can figure out how to post a video I will. Turkey hunting is no challenge, I could probably strangle one. I chunk rocks at them, they come right back.


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Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7039292
01/15/18 10:18 PM
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Use to have some turkeys, when I put my hog panels up they quit showing up.
Maybe a coincidence?


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Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7039779
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Wish I had a lot of turkeys. food

Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7040172
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Why not invite some folks from here come knock the flock down a little? I know i would definitely be in on that



Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7040284
01/16/18 05:19 PM
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Take a dog after them. Doesn't really matter the size of the dog.


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Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7040414
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Lots of offers to hunt em. I would be interested in helping thin them down too right after March 31

Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7040447
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Once spring hits they spread out and have bugs to eat. They do the same at our place along the creek. Usually set a later feeding after they head to roost.

Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7040559
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Same where I hunt.
They roost in the trees and when the feeder goes off they descend down and clean up all the corn.
I've seen 60 to 80 turkeys in about three separate flocks.
Fall turkey hunting is no challenge. You could kill 50 and never put a dent in the population.

Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7040612
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LOL ... that reminds me of my previous leases that was covered up with turkey. One spring I went out to fill feeders and do some needed repairs on a few stands and I had my blue heeler with me, there were 30-40 turkey at the feeder when I pulled up and she launched out of the truck and into the flock of turkey, they scattered every which way and she continued chasing those on the ground after they landed, there was no calling her off from several hundred yards away ... after about 10+ minutes, she came back to the area I was in with her tongue almost dragging the ground ... the next season, I didn't see any turkey, they must have moved somewhere else. The LO even questioned me as they used to come up to his yard throughout the year but he hadn't seen them in months.


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Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7040616
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Pen your feeders with cattle panels. It won't keep them all away but turkeys are lazy and it has been my experience they won't jump in a pen readily. Again, some will still go but I doubt you will have the same numbers unless you have athletic birds.

Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7040629
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If you ever need a hand getting rid of them or reducing the numbers, let me know. I'm 25-30 min away. up

Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7042081
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I wish I could have people come out, but all 3 ranches I hunt on are not mine even though I have free rein on them. Hunting is a perk I have for tending the cattle.


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Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7044202
01/19/18 11:27 AM
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be sure to check hunt regs, Bastrop, Caldwell counties do not have a fall season, not sure what county Luling is in.


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Re: turkey infestation [Re: texaspatriot.308] #7047911
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I will ask TPWD if they are interested in trapping some. Will let you know. I got the only super stocking last year on my place in Anderson County. Easterns though. But they may want some Rio's.

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https://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/land/technical guidance/biologist/

You should be able to connect with your county biologist and see if they are looking to trap any birds.

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