Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > General Hunting Forums > Turkey Hunting
 Which is the easiest sub-species to kill? >

Which is the easiest sub-species to kill?

Turkey Hunting Whether it's spring or fall doesn't matter to this bunch. Great tips on calling, bustin flocks, using blinds and more.

Which is the easiest sub-species to kill?

Old 01-12-2006, 01:55 PM
  #1  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
superstrutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: North Louisiana
Posts: 3,050
Default Which is the easiest sub-species to kill?

I live and hunt in Louisiana, so I'm hunting Easterns. I usually kill my two bird limit every season but it's not always easy. I went to Texas last spring for the first time. I killed a couple of Rio's with relatively ease. I have never hunted the other sub-species, but the Rio's were much easier to hunt than Easterns. Of course there were more turkeys around than I'm used to, so this probably had something to do with it.
superstrutter is offline  
Old 01-12-2006, 02:16 PM
  #2  
Typical Buck
 
ranchand99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 774
Default RE: Which is the easiest sub-species to kill?

Rio's are easier.Easterns are the toughest.That ought to fan the flames,but is still my opinion.[8D]
ranchand99 is offline  
Old 01-12-2006, 03:42 PM
  #3  
Typical Buck
 
turk2di's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 594
Default RE: Which is the easiest sub-species to kill?

ORIGINAL: ranchand99

Rio's are easier.Easterns are the toughest.That ought to fan the flames,but is still my opinion.[8D]
Tuffness to kill is directly related to pressure applied. Eastens are considered the tuffest to kill simply because they inhibit the part of the country with the highest hunter density and therefore the most pressure applied.whereas merriams & rios see less hunting pressure and can be easier to deal with. But like the eastern, if they get hunted hard, they can b just as difficult.
turk2di is offline  
Old 01-12-2006, 04:02 PM
  #4  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Brainerd Mn. USA
Posts: 419
Default RE: Which is the easiest sub-species to kill?

I've taken Easterns,Osceolas,and Merriams, and the Merriams have been the easiest to take.But like turk2di has stated,I think the Merriams are easier just becase of the lack of hunting pressure where we hunt them.
paintbrush is offline  
Old 01-12-2006, 06:57 PM
  #5  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NewLowell ,Ontario ,Canada
Posts: 2,765
Default RE: Which is the easiest sub-species to kill?

Paintbrush , wait till you give them ol Loud mouth Rio's a going over , your mind will change

Rio - number 1 on the easy chart
Merriams - number 2 on the chart
Osceola- Number 3 on the chart
Easterns - number 4 on the chart

then I find Osceola's and Easterns near the same...BT
Adrian J Hare is offline  
Old 01-12-2006, 08:18 PM
  #6  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Brainerd Mn. USA
Posts: 419
Default RE: Which is the easiest sub-species to kill?

Adrian; I'm setting up a trip to Texas this spring to try for one of them Rio's.Cann't wait to see if your right about them being the easiest.
paintbrush is offline  
Old 01-26-2006, 08:14 AM
  #7  
Typical Buck
 
Garminator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 813
Default RE: Which is the easiest sub-species to kill?

WOOO...glad to hear that info on Osceola's, being here in Florida...although I still assume they're pretty tough to bag....
Garminator is offline  
Old 01-26-2006, 09:35 AM
  #8  
 
hawglips's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location:
Posts: 240
Default RE: Which is the easiest sub-species to kill?

Rios - easiest
Merriams - 2nd easiest
Osceolas - 2nd hardest
Easterns - hardest

Hal

hawglips is offline  
Old 01-26-2006, 02:36 PM
  #9  
 
jhalfhill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Morgantown, WV
Posts: 808
Default RE: Which is the easiest sub-species to kill?

easterns are definately the smartest by far. i dont know what sub-species i ran into on a deer hunt in iowa but i could have clubbed them over the head if i wanted to. that doesnt happen in PA
jhalfhill is offline  
Old 01-26-2006, 05:00 PM
  #10  
Nontypical Buck
 
maytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 2,820
Default RE: Which is the easiest sub-species to kill?

Personally, I don't think there is an "easy" turkey!! Make a move at the wrong time and say Bye-Bye turkey!! They all still have exceptional eye sight, and incredible reflexes as well. Easy turkey? I guessI don't get the easy part? Never hunted Osceola'sor Merriams before, but the Rio and many easterns I took always made me look silly ifI made a blunder!!
maytom is offline  

Quick Reply: Which is the easiest sub-species to kill?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.