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Location: Texas
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I am Overrun with West Texas Turkeys

Hey,

I need help from those of you who know more about turkey hunting than I do. Killing them is not a problem. I generally get my 4 birds in less than 3 hours.

I am looking to lease my ranch for the spring season gobbler hunt. It is in Pecos county and I want knowledgable and respectable hunters to lease it.

What is a good turkey lease worth? should I charge by the gun or by the bird?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Re: I am Overrun with West Texas Turkeys
Watts wrote:
Hey,

I need help from those of you who know more about turkey hunting than I do. Killing them is not a problem. I generally get my 4 birds in less than 3 hours.

I am looking to lease my ranch for the spring season gobbler hunt. It is in Pecos county and I want knowledgable and respectable hunters to lease it.

What is a good turkey lease worth? should I charge by the gun or by the bird?

Thanks for any suggestions.

WHAT WOULD YOU ASK FOR ME MY SON AN A FRIEND TO HUNT IN THE SPRING IM FROM TYLER

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Location: Texas
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I am Overrun with West Texas Turkeys

Well, I have one other group interested at the moment. There are 4 of them and I asked $500 per person for 1 bird each. Additional birds will cost $250 each. They are in the process of trying decide if they will do it or not.

If they don't I will offer it to you for the same deal.

let me know if you are still interested.

Thanks

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Location: Tehachapi, Ca
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I am Overrun with West Texas Turkeys

Bro, if your over ran with turkeys 500 is alot for one bird. I wouldn't even pay 500 for a pig or deer. Lets be reasonable, they guy is trying to take his son on a successful hunt, and theres not a whole lotta BLM land with wild turkey. 50 a bird would be fair, and beneficial to the turkey pop on your land.. Thats just my insight, not trying to be rude
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Location: Texas
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I am Overrun with West Texas Turkeys

It's family land, and we have had bad experience with hunters in the past. We rarely travel out to the property in the spring. The price is set to keep all but the serious hunters away.

I am a strong advocate of taking young people hunting, and I have and continue to take youngsters for free, but only if I am present. This spring I will be in Mozambique, or I would think about going along with them.

Not only that, but the other 4 guys did agree to go for the set price, and they think it's fairly cheap compared to other leases they have been on.

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Location: Tehachapi, Ca
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I am Overrun with West Texas Turkeys

Cheap!? Wow.

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Re: I am Overrun with West Texas Turkeys

He's right 500 a bird and 250 for an additional is about the going rate for the area, but I still think its a little much and it really leaves out most people who really want to hunt but can't afford to at the going rates in TX. Can't blame him for the price however.

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