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What's your favorite turkey subspecies to hunt

Old 05-06-2014, 03:02 PM
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My favorite birds to chase are rios, they are very vocal and very fun to hunt!
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:08 PM
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All we have are easterns but would love to hunt Merriam’s someday
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:53 PM
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I've only ever hunted Easterns, but I'd love to hunt the other subspecies. Rio Grande would be my next choice, followed by Merriams then Oscela.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:06 AM
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Only got easterns here, but will take any Tom that makes his way in front of my gun.
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:51 AM
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Its a toss up between Merriam's and Osceola's

Merriam's like to talk and can move fast,

Osceola's are quiet , but its warm when the season opens lol
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:32 AM
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I have been lucky and been able to hunt turkeys all over the last few years. I would say that for me the location is more interesting than the actual birds. However if just going by looks I killed some Rio's in Texas that have the most beautiful turquoise iridescent color variation in the tail secondary feathers that I have seen.
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:58 PM
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Merriams..love to talk and that white is just beautiful in the sun!!
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:30 AM
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All I have ever hunted was for Rio's but I would like to go after merriams and osceola's someday.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:31 PM
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Merriams are my favorite.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:17 PM
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Osceolas. They are the toughest by far. I wish they'd learn to gobble......
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