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H-51  Turkeys -  Strut

H-51 Turkeys - Strut

Color Reproduction | By Charles Beckendorf

  • Size
    14" x 11"

Additional Information

The wild turkey seen in Texas today are almost always the Rio Grande subspecies.  Until settlement, the Eastern variety - the kind the pilgrims ate - were found in good numbers over eastern Texas and the Panhandle.  The Eastern turkey was extirpated by white hunters and settlers from northern Texas and the Panhandle in the 1890's, and less than 100 remained in the pine-oak woodlands of East Texas by 1940.  The Merriams subspecies were never widespread in West Texas - apparently native only to the Guadalupe Mountains.  This subspecies was wiped out by hunting before 1910.

This image is from the Charles Beckendorf Texas Wildlife book. The original was an acrylic painting on canvas (1992) and the size is approximately 14 X 11 inches.  The total edition size of this print is 500.


This is a part of the Texas Wildlife Art Prints Collection.

Color Reproduction

Beckendorf color reproductions are developed using four color process printing on fine white paper. This advanced technique utilizes separate color plates for each of the primary colors, plus black. High-resolution digital scans and special process inks are utilized to yield beautiful, accurate reproductions.

About the Artist - Charles Beckendorf

Charles grew up in Mathis, Texas, where he had the opportunity to spend hours on large ranches. Generous land owners gave him permission to wander freely over their ranches and he observed creatures in their natural surroundings. He developed a lifelong love of nature, whether it be in the tiniest of flowers or the largest of animals. It was at this time that he became a true naturalist.

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