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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:37 AM
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Posted By GraceNmercy
Parks & Wildlife does send out surveys of whats...

Parks & Wildlife does send out surveys of whats been seen in and near areas where there have been releases. Most biologist I talk to always encourage us to report sightings to our local biologist as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
See...my last X-Ray shows that I have a serious...

See...my last X-Ray shows that I have a serious problem. This is my brain about 95% of the time...lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
Hey ...I'm just a turkey junky...lol. A few of...

Hey ...I'm just a turkey junky...lol. A few of our biologist would probably tell you that I've been bugging the heck out of them for years trying to stay involved and up to date...lol. Turkeys are my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
You're not getting anything skewed from me. I'm...

You're not getting anything skewed from me. I'm giving you current info from our current biologist who currently heads the Texas turkey program...not old info from those who used to work on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
Still quite a few turkey in Newton county. Some...

Still quite a few turkey in Newton county. Some of the highest numbers of turkeys harvested in southeast Texas come from Newton county. I've taken 3 nice toms myself from that county over the past...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
This isn't something I think...this is something...

This isn't something I think...this is something I'm heavily involved in and have been to several of the release sites to know that the numbers are good, and I am currently coordinating another co-op...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-07-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By GraceNmercy
Yep...thinning out a few will definitely help...

Yep...thinning out a few will definitely help both the deer and turkey population in the area. Have quite a few people wanting to participate so far. Should be a great event...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-15-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By GraceNmercy
Awesome! I just spoke with Don Hightower, who...

Awesome! I just spoke with Don Hightower, who will lead the training and he said anytime after deer season and before turkey season should be fine, so maybe February or early March. He has some great...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-14-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By GraceNmercy
I killed a nice sow while turkey hunting out...

I killed a nice sow while turkey hunting out there this past spring. There had to be 8 - 10 hogs. Looks like they've been out there rooting quite frequently in the area I typically hunt...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-14-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By GraceNmercy
Well plan on it right after deer season and once...

Well plan on it right after deer season and once we get enough folks on board we'll schedule some dates..
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-14-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By GraceNmercy
I love the area myself...getting this trapping...

I love the area myself...getting this trapping event together would be another good reason to get back out there when I'm not deer or turkey hunting...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-14-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By GraceNmercy
Anything helps. I'll touch bases with the manager...

Anything helps. I'll touch bases with the manager of the area to see if he recommends any areas. Also anyone it would help a whole lot to get feedback on predator sightings from those who regularly...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-14-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By GraceNmercy
I usually hunt a little further south of the...

I usually hunt a little further south of the Moore, but the birds seemed to be thick in a couple of areas that they tend to thrive this year. One of the biologist out there doing gobble counts the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By GraceNmercy
Northeast Anderson/Northwest Cherokee County landowner & hunters-Wild Turkey Project

Hello all! I'm trying to locate any landowners or hunters leasing lands in areas of Anderson/Cherokee county that to south of HW 175, east of HW 155, and north of HW 79 on either side of the neches...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,693
Posted By GraceNmercy
Have you started seeing turkeys in your area yet?...

Have you started seeing turkeys in your area yet? I see your in Cayuga which is right up the road from the 2014 release site in northeast Anderson county...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
Good articles...I guess that's the way it should...

Good articles...I guess that's the way it should be looked at. I'd just never seen a burn on the NF conducted as late as what I saw this past spring. The area I typically hunt and have had success...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
Anderson county has the highest population of...

Anderson county has the highest population of turkeys in the state. Most people think Red River because they've always had a decent population and the highest harvest rate, but Anderson county just...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
Our RD mentioned at our last committee meeting...

Our RD mentioned at our last committee meeting that recent studies revealed large owls as some of the main culprits reeking havoc on nesting hens. I need to check with Jason Hardin to confirm this. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
I agree that the more things have greened up the...

I agree that the more things have greened up the more woody vegetation you can kill, but I also know that most turkeys start nesting around the second week of April and even though they will attempt...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
Parks & Wildlife offer assistance with burns free...

Parks & Wildlife offer assistance with burns free of charge...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,500
Posted By GraceNmercy
I've found cougar tracks in several areas of east...

I've found cougar tracks in several areas of east Texas over the years and I this past deer season while staying at a marina on Toledo Bend Reservoir to do a little fishing and deer hunting in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
That's awesome! I look forward to seeing them...

That's awesome! I look forward to seeing them show up on our place in Anderson county. The 3 I've harvested over the years have all been on the national forest.

I hope to make it up to the Piny...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
We are focusing in an area south of hw 175, east...

We are focusing in an area south of hw 175, east of 155, and north of hw 79. As far west as the properties along the eastern side of 155 and to the east across the Neches into Cherokee county.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
I agree...I was hunting near the Moore with...

I agree...I was hunting near the Moore with someone from Parks & Wildlife videoing and forest service came in looking for us in the middle of our turkey hunt so they could burn on April 21st. With...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
Go talk to all your neighbors and establish a...

Go talk to all your neighbors and establish a co-op. You'll need a minimum of 10,000 contiguous acres of habitat that passes a series of evaluations by biologist. If it passes there's a good chance...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
There's still a season on Moore Plantation. They...

There's still a season on Moore Plantation. They only closed Angelina due to the fact that the numbers had dwindled and new birds were stocked. I've harvested 3 birds over the years near the Moore. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
I see you have Bullard as your location. I am...

I see you have Bullard as your location. I am organizing a couple of co-ops in that area. The main area is south of 175 and east of 155 and we're near 12,000 acres worth of landowners on board. We're...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,208
Posted By GraceNmercy
A big coon might be able to kill a hen on the...

A big coon might be able to kill a hen on the nest, but a hen will put up a fight with something like a snake or rat. One of the predators people don't think about that actually do put a dent in the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-02-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By GraceNmercy
Hope to drum up a lot more interest and get a few...

Hope to drum up a lot more interest and get a few volunteers who don't mind learning trapping methods and going out on a trapping/predator hunting excursion for a few days once or twice a year. Even...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-26-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By GraceNmercy
Moore Plantation... Turkeys, predators, and wildlife management

I was curious as to whether or not anyone does any predator hunting or trapping on or around the Moore Plantation? Today I spoke with Cody Dunagan who manages Moore Plantation and I told him about...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-26-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,159
Posted By GraceNmercy
Turkeys

So have any of you guys seen any turkey out there. I hunted down that way years ago and never saw or heard anything and have been hunting them to the north on the Sabine ever since.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-25-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,192
Posted By GraceNmercy
Came across an eastern nest last year with 6 eggs...

Came across an eastern nest last year with 6 eggs in it on the National forest. Actually almost walked right on top of her while she was on it and she exploded from the ferns at my feet and scared...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-11-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,192
Posted By GraceNmercy
Must only be on that particular WMA. On Forest...

Must only be on that particular WMA. On Forest Service lands that's only a requirement during rifle service. I also hunt with a recently retired warden and have spoke with working wardens at our camp...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-10-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,192
Posted By GraceNmercy
If you're hunting Caddo and have the $48 Annual...

If you're hunting Caddo and have the $48 Annual Public Hunting Permit you have all you need to hunt and camp on the WMA.

I think most forest and grasslands have designated hunting camp sites...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-10-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,192
Posted By GraceNmercy
LBJ has a larger population of birds as those are...

LBJ has a larger population of birds as those are Rio Grande turkey out there. There are fewer Eastern turkey in the state than Rios, but there is still a decent population of birds in the Caddo...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-05-2017, 01:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Posted By GraceNmercy
We saw them all over the place while out there...

We saw them all over the place while out there for a 3 day youth event last month. You'll see them at dusk or early morning unless there's over cast and it's been raining...then they'll move all day....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-05-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,192
Posted By GraceNmercy
I'll be chasing public land easterns in east...

I'll be chasing public land easterns in east Texas in a couple of weeks. Should be another good year with the decent hatches the past couple of springs..
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-05-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 35,538
Posted By GraceNmercy
Sabine Turkeys

I plan on getting out there to chase turkeys in a couple of weeks. Been hunting the same spot on the Sabine the past 5 or 6 years and have taken a few birds over the last few seasons.

Never...
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