Texas turkey trip pays off big

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Screen Shot 2021-04-10 at 2.34.19 PMWe had a good week in Texas turkey hunting. The weather started out kind of bad at first. It is unusual to go turkey hunting in Texas when it’s cold and the wind blowing 25 miles an hour, but things settled down for us. By the time we left, it was 80 degrees.

But we still racked up on the turkeys. Four of the five of us got a limit (4 per hunter in Texas) and we had some really good ones. There were a lot of mature turkeys.

Screen Shot 2021-04-10 at 2.33.52 PMIt was tough in the mornings because the gobblers are still with the hens and it was hard to get them away. But in the afternoons they had separated a little more and it worked out better. Later in the season the hens are on the nest and that isn’t as much of a problem.

As I said, we killed some good birds. Most of them were 3-4 year old birds. I had one that was 23 1/2 pounds which is pretty big for a Texas turkey.

We are planning a New Mexico hunt and will work in a few closer to home as well. We will keep you up with what’s going on, including some reports from around our area.

As always, be safe out there. Never take any chances and ALWAYS know what you are about to shoot at before you even think about pulling the trigger.

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