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Goldwaite area #8402670 09/30/21 08:21 PM
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Hello,
I have a deer lease about 8 miles north of Goldwaite, and I have not seen one turkey on any of my trail cams. Can anyone tell me if this area is just not a good area for Turkey?

Re: Goldwaite area [Re: Gabe 670] #8402690 09/30/21 08:36 PM
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Re: Goldwaite area [Re: Gabe 670] #8402708 09/30/21 08:49 PM
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I have a ranch 6 miles west of goldthwaite and we are loaded with Turkeys in spring very few sightings in the fall

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Do you put anything out to bring them in, I mean other than corn.
and thank you for the reply

Re: Goldwaite area [Re: Gabe 670] #8402949 10/01/21 01:14 AM
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Goldthwaite has always had good turkey numbers.

But the Eastern part of Mills County is more populated. In fact, in years past....that is where the Parks and Wildlife used to trap turkeys to stock other areas.


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Re: Goldwaite area [Re: Gabe 670] #8411842 10/09/21 07:38 PM
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I hunt about 10 miles West of Goldthwaite and we had turkeys on a game camera for the first time last week.

Re: Goldwaite area [Re: Gabe 670] #8436965 11/02/21 05:41 PM
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I'm about 15 miles north of Goldthwaite and we see a decent number of birds in the spring but none in the fall, assuming they have areas they roost in during the fall and winter that pulls them away from us. Some years spring hunting is better than others we usually only try to take 1 or 2 birds a year. I know suitable nesting cover is hard to come by in a lot of areas with goats. Fortunately our property does not have goats and we only have about 20 cows on 600 acres so the little blue stem is 2-3 foot tall during spring we also trap the you know what out of coons, we've killed almost 200 in the last 4 years. Might also listen in early mornings to hear what the resident owl population sounds like in your area. Great horned owls are one of the biggest predators for turkeys in the spring.

Re: Goldwaite area [Re: Txhunter65] #8451295 11/17/21 03:01 PM
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There are plenty of birds in that area. The problem you are obviously running into is that their fall/winter pattern may have moved them off your area. I have also seen turkeys this time of year go on like a 2-4 day pattern where they are like making one big round and only come by any particular place once or twice a week. If you only get to hunt an occasional weekend you may just be out of luck on the particular weekends you get to hunt. I will bet in the spring you should be able to pick up some birds. Learn to call and be able to sit still and enjoy the show this spring.

Re: Goldwaite area [Re: Gabe 670] #8452442 11/18/21 03:34 PM
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We are between Goldwaite and Hamilton. Still seeing a group of 8 to 12 on a regular basis.


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We are south of town on 183 and have been there since 1985 and yet to harvest any in the last 10 years


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Re: Goldwaite area [Re: Gabe 670] #8484411 12/23/21 03:03 AM
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They may move in during the spring so it may be worth a trip in April to find out

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We are just east of Goldthwaite. Our lease is small and we do not see many turkeys especially during deer season. However, we do see and hear them once the Spring season kicks in. Not many but they are around. Each of my boys got their first turkey within the last 2 springs. One thing I have noticed is that they will come to a call. They don't seem to get in a hurry but we have seen and heard them in the exact area were calling in an hour or two after we finished a morning hunt.

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