Everything’s Bigger in Texas, Especially The Rio Grande Turkeys!
In Texas, there are a multitude of quality outfitters who offer turkey hunting in many counties, but Foard and Hardeman County, Texas are some of the preferred destinations, adjacent counties that feature some of the best Rio Grande Turkey hunting Texas has to offer. The land here is truly a turkey hunter’s paradise. Many Texas-raised Rio Grande turkeys can weigh up to 30lbs, and some of them even have a 12'' or larger beard. With little pressure, a hunter will be calling on Rio Grande turkeys that have had little or no calling pressure at all.
Not much Rio Grande turkey hunting is done during Texas deer seasons. With food plots, water, and a lot of corn for deer, these Rio Grande turkeys are sometimes a problem for farmers and guides, due to their large numbers. There's nothing like seeing a long-bearded Rio Grande turkey strut during the Texas spring season. Turkey hunting prices in Texas are typically based on a set rate for each day, depending on whether or not you need to be guided, and best of all, there are often no minimum number of days that you can hunt Rio Grande turkeys in Texas. You can choose from a guided one-on-one hunt or do it yourself and they'll take you to the turkeys. The maximum amount of male Rio Grande turkeys a hunter may take, however, is two.
One thing is for sure: you will experience nothing but the best in wild turkey hunting that Texas has to offer. Who knows, you might even find one of those huge whitetail antler sheds while on your way to snag that prize Rio Grande turkey, or a Texas rattlesnake or two.
A sportsman in Texas can easily hit up one area, and hunt everything he's looking for. There has never been – and will never be – an over-hunting problem in most parts of Texas. Landowners and guides really pride themselves on the condition of the Texas land and the wildlife that roams it – whether that be Rio Grande turkey, whitetail deer, or prairie dogs. This is the reason many outfitters here choose to only take a select few hunters each year. Texas Outlaw Outfitters, for example, provides a guided one-on-one Rio Grande turkey hunting trip but, if you are experienced enough to hunt on your own, they sell self-guided hunt packages, as well.
Hunting big Rio Grande turkeys across Texas is truly an experience to behold. It is estimated that there are more than 750,000 of them in the state. That means Texas has more birds than any other state in the U.S. And, when conditions are right, you can hear more Rio Grande turkey toms in a single day than many spring hunters hear in a year!