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Turkey hunting by feeder #7494872 04/23/19 05:14 PM
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Question..... my place is small, 45 acres, and I have 2 feeders on the place. I undestand you can't hunt over bait, so I want to make sure I'm legal.... so the question is...... how far away do I need to be from a feeder to comply with the regulations? Like I said, my place is small, so I want to make sure I'm not close to the feeders.... I have looked all over the answer, but I just can't find anything.

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I was under the impression that in Texas you could hunt over feeders. Now I would never hutn turkeys that way becasue what I enjoy is calling them in and killing them. If I want to deer hunt I will deer hunt.

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Re: Turkey hunting by feeder [Re: cowboyway] #7494950 04/23/19 07:13 PM
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Over bait is legal except for eastern counties


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Re: Turkey hunting by feeder [Re: cowboyway] #7495277 04/24/19 03:08 AM
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I'm in one of those eastern counties. That's why I asked. I dunno. I guess I can call the warden and ask him.

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Yeah, you can't hunt over bait then. Of course what does 'over' mean? GW is a good call. Very few counties have Easterns.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/regs/animals/turkey

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Turn off feeders and give it a couple of days.Set up between the feeders. I'll almost bet they've worn a path between them.




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Special Regulations for Eastern Spring Season

In certain East Texas Counties

Shotgun, archery and crossbows are the only lawful means; no hunting over bait; all turkeys harvested in these counties must be reported within 24 hours to the department via mobile application or online.

I take that to mean you have to be hunting directly over a baited area to be illegal. Anywhere else is fine.





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