The three-week spring turkey season in 13 East Texas counties with a legal season rolled to a close May 14. It wasn’t exactly a banner year for harvest across the board, but it was significantly better than 2019, said Jason Hardin, wild turkey program leader with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Hardin said East Texas hunters shot 195 gobblers this year. The total is up 45 birds from 2019 and 16 shy of the 2018 total. Hunters are required to report all eastern gobblers harvested in East Texas to TPWD.