From BigDaddy at HuntSports .. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department sent this bulletin today .. all you turkey hunters may be interested in this information: Let's Talk Turkey
An abundance of mature Rio Grande tom turkeys are predicted for this season. Turkey Program Leaders advise that early in the season, toms will still be “henned up” in early morning, so hunting will be better later in the day. He expects you'll have the best luck during the middle to latter part of the season.
Rio Grande turkey has an annual bag limit of 4 birds, and the general seasons are:
- South Zone: 3/16 - 4/28
- North Zone: 3/30 - 5/12
- Special 1 turkey bag limit (10 counties): 4/1 - 4/30
I read this today .. and could not get away from the thought that deer hunters might really better understand what is being said in this message about - Contentment in Every Circumstance. In the dictionary the tem elusive means - to evade grasp or pursuit such as elusive prey .. hard to comprehend or define ... and hard to isolate or identify .. Many people think contentment is elusive, because happiness and peace never last. But is that really the reason? It’s common to associate a state of satisfaction with a positive situation ..
.. but Paul challenges this idea when he says, “I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am” (Phil. 4:11).
Contentment isn’t something that comes naturally; it is learned. And what kind of classroom do you think God uses?
One of the more enjoyable late-winter activities for me is getting out with friends and family hiking in search of shed antlers. I wish I was fortunate enough to scour every square inch of the properties I hunt in search of them, but time just doesn’t allow that, and sometimes those pesky rodents beat me to them. I’ve learned a few things over the years to focus my efforts or to increase my odds of finding sheds, especially when time doesn’t allow you to cover entire properties.
It may seem oversimplified and to many is common sense, but focus your efforts looking for sheds where deer spend the bulk of their time in the winter and early spring and on days your success will be the greatest. Winter food sources, winter bedding cover and in between the two is where you need to be. Also, I typically wait for the ideal weather conditions to search to increase my odds. Here are a few tricks I’ve picked up over the years on where and when shed hunting has worked for me.
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If you're old enough to remember Gomer Pyle .. and the way he always used to say .. "SURPRISE .. SURPRISE" .. then you will understand this better .. which States Have the Most Successful Deer Hunters? BigDaddy says .. worth a look see .. this article by Kip Adams -- Which region and state have the most successful deer hunters? In 2017, the Southeast took top honors with South Carolina leading the way. We determined this by surveying every state and provincial wildlife agency on the percentage of hunters who harvested at least one deer and the percentage who harvested two or more deer during the 2017 hunting season. We had similar data from 2011 and were able to compare changes across the years ..
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BigDaddy says .. I have never Turkey Hunted .. I'm strictly a "whitetail" hunter .. and varmints too, of course .. but all you turkey hunters just remember that like whitetails .. there is an upside if you hunt turkeys from a blind .. especially if you have a small children or grandkids that we all know, can’t sit still for very long .. and if it's raining, windy, foggy .. ground blinds can be extremely effective and useful .. and also very good for hunting in open fields where there are few or no trees. With the eyesight that they say turkeys have .. it can be very hard for a bow hunter to draw back on a bird while out in the open.
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