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Accomplishing the Turkey Grand Slam on a Budget

Jeff Budz of Florida has completed a Super Slam — killing a wild turkey in each of the 49 states. He also has more Grand Slams. He shares his insight on how to accomplish this realistic goal...

The Best Resource For Turkey Hunting In The Nation

What we do in the coming decades will be instrumental in not only enhancing wild turkey populations but also in the continuation of hunting and quality wildlife habitat for countless species. NWTF is making a difference for wildlife, wild places and our hunting lifestyle....



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New Changes for Wisconsin 2018 Fall Turkey Hunting Season
Posted on: 07/11/18

Starting in 2018, Wisconsin DNR has waived the fall turkey drawing. A fall turkey harvest authorization will be issued with every fall turkey or conservation patron license purchase. Hunters will choose a zone at the time of purchase for which their harvest authorization will be valid. Bonus harvest authorizations, formerly known as leftover tags, will be available for purchase in...

Oregon is 3rd State to Join Coalition Encouraging Hunters to Choose Non-Lead Ammo
Posted on: 07/10/18

Three state wildlife agencies — the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife — have recently joined The North American Non-Lead Partnership, and at least five sports groups have pledged their support. The North American Non-Lead Partnership works to engage hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts by...

Apply for Wyoming 2018 Limited-Quota Fall Turkey Hunts by July 31
Posted on: 07/06/18

Wyoming is accepting applications for 2018 limited quota fall turkey & sandhill cranehunts July 2 to July 31. Applications for residents and non-residents are available online. Many areas are hunted with a general license (full price), that can be purchased over-the-counter, but some areas have a limited quota license...

Apply for Michigan 2018 Fall Turkey Hunting by Aug 1st
Posted on: 07/05/18

The Michigan fall turkey license application period: July 1 to Aug. 1. Portions of Michigan are open to fall turkey hunting and licenses are available first through a drawing. Hunters may apply for one limited-quota license for a specific hunt unit and date. The season runs...

South Dakota Propose Changes for 2018 Fall Turkey Season
Posted on: 06/23/18

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed to offer 355 fewer prairie unit and 200 fewer Black Hills turkey licenses for the 2018 fall turkey hunting season. The Commission also proposed to...

Texas Teen Completes Turkey Grand Slam after Surviving Near Fatal Illness
Posted on: 06/19/18

Jarod Durham of Canton, Texas didn’t have double vision when he first set out to complete the Grand Slam of turkey hunting. The 17-year-old’s balance was more stable. Jarod completed his grand slam earlier this year after surviving a...