Talking Texas Turkeys

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Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 11.30.12 AMIn our last report, I shared about Lindsey’s first turkey hunt and turkeys. We had a great weekend out on Texas turkey hunting. It is a bit early and the gobblers were henned up bad. We would call, get them coming right to us, then the hens would lead them somewhere else. We had several coming right to us, but they just didn’t get close enough.

Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 8.51.52 PMA couple of the recent nesting seasons in Texas haven’t been that good, but there is a good crop of turkeys this year. We had several jakes gobble and come right to us, but they didn’t have but 4-5 inch beards and they got a pass. That’s a good sign for the next few years.

We are also hearing good reports of numbers of turkeys in Louisiana and Mississippi, but as I said, it is a bit early. They will be getting away from the hens a bit more soon and that will help. Much of the prime turkey habitat in both of our states is still impacted by the high water. That moves the turkeys and it also makes it hard to hunt them. Turkeys just won’t fly over water to get to you no matter how good a caller you are most of the time.

Here are a few more photos of our trip. I hope you enjoy them. Make sure you check out Resistance TV sponsored by Simmons’ Sporting Goods. You can find out more about it here:

http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/the-resistance/

Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 11.30.40 AMScreen Shot 2016-04-06 at 11.30.23 AMScreen Shot 2016-04-06 at 11.29.27 AMIMG_4469Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 11.36.56 AMCome by the store and let us know how your turkey season is going. We look forward to seeing you. And don’t forget to stop by and get all your turkey hunting needs. If you have questions, talk to one of our staff. We are here to help you.

 

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