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Wisconsin 2018 Fall Turkey Hunting Season Opens Sept 15
Posted on: 09/12/18

Wisconsin fall turkey hunters can look forward to good opportunities this year, said Mark Witecha, Wisconsin DNR upland wildlife ecologist. The fall turkey season runs from Sept. 15 to Jan. 6 in Turkey Management zones 1-5, and Sept. 15 to Nov. 16 in zones 6 and 7. The use of dogs to hunt wild turkey is allowed statewide for the fall seasons. New this year...

Oklahoma 2018 Fall Turkey Hunting Season Opens Oct 1st with Archery
Posted on: 08/29/18

Oklahoma 2018 Turkey Hunting Season Opens with Archery Oct 1st and runs through Jan 15, 2019 statewide. All counties are open for the fall turkey archery season. Hunters may harvest one turkey of either sex during all fall seasons combined. Gun Season, with opens...

Paper Application Deadline for Arizona 2019 Spring Hunts is Sept 11
Posted on: 08/28/18

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting paper applications for 2019 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear. The deadline for all paper applications is 7 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Sept. 11. The online application service is expected to be available in early to...

North Dakota 2018 Fall Turkey Season Set - Apply Online by Sept 5th
Posted on: 08/22/18

North Dakota’s fall turkey season is set with 3,710 licenses available to hunters, 205 more than last year. The deadline for applying is Sept. 5. Fall turkey hunters, including gratis applicants, who are interested in applying for a 2018 license must submit an online application through...

Virginia 2018 Fall Turkey Season Opens with Archery Oct 6
Posted on: 08/21/18

Virginia 2018 Fall Turkey Season opens with Archery Oct 6 and runs through Nov 9. The season opens statewide except in areas where there is a closed firearm season on turkey. Wild turkeys killed in the fall (except those killed in January) must be checked at a Game Check Station, by telephone, or the Internet checking system. Bag limits and leagle take methods are...

Nebraska 2018 Fall Turkey Hunting Season Opens Sept 15
Posted on: 08/18/18

Nebraska 2018 fall turkey hunters get another long season later in the year with the fall season running from Sept. 15 through Jan. 31. Permits are plentiful and may be bought at Game and Parks permitting offices, online or by mail. Fall hunters may buy two permits good for two birds. The cost is...

Tennessee Leftover 2018 WMA Permits Available August 22
Posted on: 08/17/18

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is announcing that leftover permits for 2018 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts will be available on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 8 a.m. (CDT) on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Permits can be purchased at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office or online at There are 14 hunts available...

Wisconsin 2018 Bonus Fall Turkey Harvest Authorizations On-Sale Aug 18
Posted on: 08/15/18

New for 2018, one fall Wisconsin turkey harvest authorization is issued to each person purchasing a fall turkey license or conservation patron license, instead of being issued through a drawing. The sale begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, availability is as follows...