Texas Rio Grande Gobblers

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Texas Rio Grande Gobblers are opening their land and ranches in Kenedy county, located in deep South Texas, for the hunting season of September 29, 2012 to April 28, 2013 on a special situation basis. This is a rare opportunity, and some property has been in the family for over 100 years.

 

Three Turkey Seasons:

 

1. Fall Turkey Season  

9-29-12 to 1-20-13

 

 

2. Special Turkey Season

1-21-13 to 2-24-13

3. Spring Turkey Season

3-16-13 to 4-28-13

 

There is an oasis between two of the largest ranches in South Texas and this oasis has some of the largest Rio Grande turkey herds in North America. Early Spring opening 3-16-13 to 4-28-13, great hunting! The Texas Game and Field Commission has made Kenedy county a 4-gobbler limit area since turkeys are so abundant in this county.

 

  Results from Recent Years 

 

1995 - A hunter killed two gobblers while making a turkey-hunting movie on the ranch. One of these gobblers was rated the number one gobbler killed in Texas in 1995 by A.W.T.S. Also, a two-bearded gobbler was killed by a bow hunter and was rated by N.W.T.F. the number two gobbler ever taken with a bow.

 

1996 - A gobbler was taken with 5 beards (30") and was rated by N.W.T.F the number eleven gobbler ever taken. This season also saw 17 multiple-bearded gobblers and 70 gobblers with 10-12" beards taken.

 

1997 - A hunter killed 4 huge gobblers with 10-12" beards. The 1997 season also saw 19 multiple-bearded gobblers and 79 gobblers with 10-12" beards taken.

 

1998 - A hunter killed 4 huge gobblers with 10-12" beards. 23 multiple-bearded gobblers and 83 gobblers with 10-12" beards taken.

 

1999 - 19 multiple-bearded gobblers and 79 gobblers with 10-12" beards taken.

 

2000 - 21 multiple-bearded gobblers and 73 gobblers with 9-12" beards were taken.

 

2001 - 16 multiple-bearded gobblers and 82 gobblers with 8-12 beards taken.

 

2002 - 18 multiple-bearded gobblers and 79 gobblers with 8-12 beards taken.

 

2003 - 16 multiple-bearded gobblers and 76 gobblers with 10-12 beards taken. Best gobbler taken (most unusual ever) had 11 beard, two 1 spurs on each leg (4 ea. 1 spurs).

 

2004 - 18 multiple-bearded gobblers and 81 gobblers with 10-12 beards taken. Best gobblers killed had 4 beards (31) with 1 spurs.

 

2005 - 15 multiple-bearded gobblers and 76 gobblers with 10-12 beards taken. Best gobbler killed had 3 beards (26) with 1 5/8 spurs.

 

2006 - 15 multiple-bearded gobblers and 73 gobblers with 10-12 beards taken. Best gobbler killed had 5 beards (39) with 1 1/2 spurs.

 

2007 - 14 multiple-bearded gobblers and 73 gobblers with 10-12 beards taken. Best two gobblers had 2 huge 12" beards, 24 lbs, 1 1/2" to 1 3/4" spurs.

 

2008 - 15 multiple-bearded gobblers and 81 gobblers with 10-12 beards taken. Best two gobblers: 12" beards and 1 1/2" spurs.

 

2009 - 9 multiple-bearded gobblers and 67 gobblers with 10-12 beards taken. Best gobbler taken: 4 beards (29").

 

2010-11 19 multiple-bearded gobblers and 97 gobblers with 10-12 beards taken. Best gobblers taken: two 3 beards gobblers.

 

In addition to 2 gobblers, you make take 1 hog, 1 coyote, and 1 bobcat, for one fee of $1700, which also includes meals, lodging, and guide for 3 days, pickup and return to the Corpus Christi, Texas airport. If you desire to kill more than 2 gobblers specified in the $1700 package, there will be an additional $400 fee per gobbler with a maximum of 4 gobblers per hunter.

 

Price List:

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2 gobblers - $1700

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Additional gobblers - $400 each

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Maximum of 4 gobblers per hunter

 

To establish the hunting dates (3 days), you must book dates by paying 50% on the hunt you desire now, and the remaining 50% you will pay 60 days prior to your hunting dates. No booking date will be established without the 50% down payment, and this will insure your hunting dates. First come, first served.

 

Great Special Season. Only one in U.S.A. 1-21-13 to 2-24-13. Now booking hunts. First come, first served.

 

Call Dan for Information:

 

(210) 287-4813

 

P.O. Box 701221

 

San Antonio, Texas 78270-1221

 

e-mail: dan@texaslandandranches.org

 

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