Have your tropical island vacation and turkey hunt while you’re there! Wild turkey hunting in Hawaii is some of the best in North America, with lots of gobblers and some amazing, unique country to hunt in.
Rio Grande Wild Turkey Hunting Information
The Rio Grande wild turkey is similar in size to the Osceola (Florida) wild turkey, but tend to have longer legs giving them the same height as the Eastern subspecies. The tips of their tail and covert feathers yellowish or tan in color, and they tend to be lighter than the Eastern and Osceola (Florida) birds, but usually darker than the Merriam’s. Their body feathers are an iridescence of copper, bronze and sometimes have a greenish sheen.
Rio Grande turkeys are found in the mid to southern Great Plains, from southern Texas, north into Oklahoma, Kansas and southern Nebraska. In the Western United States, they have been introduced into central and western California, western Oregon, and parts of Washington. In the late 1950s, they were also introduced into several of the Hawaiian Islands.
Articles and Hunt Reports
Hunting turkeys had become mostly a springtime activity across much of the U.S. in the 1970s after centuries of the sport were traditionally reserved for the fall. Spring is considered an “easy” time to hunt turkeys, presenting little challenge to the true sportsman.
When I went to Texas to hunt turkeys, I had in my mind that I was going to do it with a bow, take head shots, and fit the trend in turkey hunting today. I’ve killed turkeys with a bow. I’ve killed them with a gun. I know the feeling of missing with both as well. This hunt was about new experiences, not trends.