Where to hunt Rio Grande Turkey
The range of the Rio Grande turkey mostly covers the the dry and semi-dry scrub areas in the southern parts of Great Plains, the west of Texas and the north-east of Mexico. This subspecies has also been introduced into Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, and California. Most hunting opportunities are in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
The price of Rio Grande turkey hunt starts at $600-$700 for a two or three days, one or two turkey limit hunts, and may go up to $1,500-$1750 range with more days of hunting and better trophy opportunities.
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When to hunt Rio Grande Turkey?
The spring season for Rio Grande turkey may start as early as late March and end in mid-May, but mostly falls on April. The fall season typically covers a few months from September to December depending on the state.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (7)
Hunting Rio Grande turkey is not too different from hunting other turkey populations. The main method is calling. Today turkeys are so abundant that hunters don’t always have to scout for a gobbler before trying to attract the bird in range, but may even call from ground blinds built in areas where birds are known to frequent. Decoys are often used to distract the attention of the birds away from the hunters. Rio Grande turkeys can often be seen in the open, so a hunter can spot the tom from the distance and stalk them.
Why hunt Rio Grande Turkey? All hunts (22)
Rio Grande turkey is lighter in color than the eastern subspecies, but darker than the western populations. It’s not the biggest subspecies of wild turkey, with males seldom growing bigger than 20 pounds, but has long legs and sharp spurs. With its open and wide-spaced habitat, a hunter must be more active and focus on the “run and gun” tactics, which attracts those who are somewhat bored with sitting in a bling. Rio Grande turkey is not only an essential part of any turkey slam, but an exciting hunting quarry in its own right.
Turkey & Hog Day Combination Hunt United States
We hunt free ranging wild hogs on two miles of pristine bottomland along the Savannah River. Day hunters may harvest 2 hogs per day. Our day hunters average 1 shot per 3 days hunted. Hunters may harvest 1 turkey per day, and a maximum of 3 turkeys per season. Hunters can use an expert guide or they can try to outwit a turkey on their own at $550 per day.
Trip duration: 1 - 5 days
Trip available on: 20 March 2020 5 May 2020
Guided Turkey Hunt (1 bird) United States
Our farms for Rio Grande Turkey hunts are second to none. We have an extremely dense turkey population in our area. You will have a very unique hunt due to very few roost trees and an abundance of mesquite brush. We use run-and-gun techniques as well as portable pop-up blinds for outsmarting these elusive birds. We will leave it up to the hunter as to which method to use in order to harvest the gobbler of a lifetime. We offer semi-guided hunts and fully guided hunts upon request. All lodging is included. The guide will take the hunter to the area and will do all of the calling, if needed. This is a three day, three night hunt that allows the hunter to harvest one bird. If you feel you want to stay a few extra days and hunt hogs or predators as well, just ask. Our turkey hunts are fully customizable upon request.
Trip duration: 3 days
Trip available on: 6 April 2020 6 May 2020
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