Rio Grande Turkey - Dan Moody's Exotic Trophy Hunting Services
This sub-species is native to the central plain states. They were first described in 1879, and have relatively long legs. Their body feathers often have a green-coppery sheen to them. The tips of the tail and lower back feathers are a buff-very light tan color. Its habitats are brush areas next to streams, rivers or mesquite, pine and scrub oak forests. Rio Grande Turkeys are gregarious.
Turkeys have 20,000 to 30,000 feathers. Tail feathers have the same length in adults, different lengths in juveniles. Males typically have a "beard" consisting of modified feathers that stick out from the breast. Beards up to 12 inches in length. In some populations, 10 to 20 percent of females have a beard, usually shorter and thinner than that of the male. The adult male normally weighs 20 lbs and measures 39-49 in. The adult female is typically much smaller at 6.6-12 lbs and are 30-37 in long. The wingspan ranges from 49-57 in. The record-sized adult male wild turkey, according to the National Wildlife Turkey Federation, was 38 lb.
We have great spring turkey hunting. I have 4 ranches that hold a huge number of turkeys. Some of the ranches are in the beautiful Texas hill country, and the rest are in the mesquite flats of south Texas. It doesn't matter which ranch you hunt, you will be in birds.
Turkey hunting has been fantastic. My ranches have more birds than I have seen in years. Some ranch managers have said we had two hatches. There is a ton of birds right now.
Fall Hunting Season: North Zone - Oct. 1 to 1st Sunday of January
Fall Hunting Season: South Zone - Oct. 1 thru 2nd Sunday of January.
Spring Hunting Season: April 1 thru 1st Sunday of May. (May vary by county)
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