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Grizz1219Grizz1219 MemberPosts: 424 Member
I leave Wed. morning to go hunt Rio Grande turkeys in Texas with the NWTF... Never hunted Rio's before... It's the last of the four so I am VERY excited to get there and start hunting :applause: Anyone ever hunt them??? Any last minute tips or tacitcs???

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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,150 Senior Member
    Sorry, never hunted them

    What part of Texas are you headed to?
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    Good luck to you. Hunt them like any other turkey.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Like Zee said, they are just like any other turkey. Hope you have great time visiting a free state!
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  • Grizz1219Grizz1219 Member Posts: 424 Member
    Sonora Texas is where I am going.... Thanks...
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,625 Senior Member
    Did you win a hunt on a raffle or auction? Good luck!
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  • Grizz1219Grizz1219 Member Posts: 424 Member
    No... I was invited... I am the Ma State chapter president, my state has been doing VERY well for the NWTF, in fact, my local chapter was the #1 chapter for states with members under 2000 last year... I'm thinking it was a "Thank you" from them.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,150 Senior Member
    Grizz1219 wrote: »
    Sonora Texas is where I am going.... Thanks...

    Used to drive through there a lot on my way to school. Buddy of mine shot an elk out there this past winter.

    'Bout all I know of that part of the world is the Caverns. Pretty cool place.
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,939 Senior Member
    Grizz1219 wrote: »
    Sonora Texas is where I am going.... Thanks...

    When I was 15 or 16, which was in the mid 60s, my dad and I had the opportunity to hunt on a deer lease near Sonora. Turkeys were legal game, and my dad took a big gobbler. At that time, there were a lot of turkeys on the property we hunted. I remember one spot right along the road to the lease where there must have been 200-300 of them congregated. I had never seen anything like it, and haven't seen anything like it since.

    I don't know if it's still like that, but there sure used to be a lot of them in the area. It was a pretty good place for deer as well.

    Good luck.
    Jerry

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  • Grizz1219Grizz1219 Member Posts: 424 Member
    I have 3 days to hunt.. I come home Sat.... Hoping to just take 1 long beard even though I'm given two tags... Will be cool to hunt the new terrain, different bird... etc...
  • Grizz1219Grizz1219 Member Posts: 424 Member
    The hunt was great!!! Did not get any long beards to come in... VERY tough in that aspect... Passed on 6 Jakes... but I'll be back... Out of 6 from the NWTF, only 1 killed a long beard.. so it was a tough few days....
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Grizz1219 wrote: »
    I leave Wed. morning to go hunt Rio Grande turkeys in Texas with the NWTF... Never hunted Rio's before... It's the last of the four so I am VERY excited to get there and start hunting :applause: Anyone ever hunt them??? Any last minute tips or tacitcs???

    Grizz, I've shot a truck load of em. Where I have killed them they were incidental or rather targets of opportunity. We always killed them during deer season sitting in a deer blind. They readily come to a feeder and will parade right in front for a shot. Here like I say it's no big deal. Now in the Spring maybe it's more of a challenge. I don't know, I've never hunted them in the Spring. I know that they are much more waery than deer or hogs and actually can see a human form, unlike a deer which relies more on movement. I was sitting very still in a deer blind once and two hens walked close to it and saw me through a crack. They immediately took flight and spooked all of them that were inside the feeder fence. When they do this, they remind you of a flock of quail fluttering off. Scared hell out of me.
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