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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...

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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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Delaware Requires Mandatory Wild Turkey Hunting Courses - Registration Open
Posted on: 01/16/19

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Hunter Education Program reminds both resident and non-resident hunters that they must pass a turkey hunting course approved by the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife before they can legally hunt turkeys in the First State. Registration is now open for one-day turkey hunting courses offered by the Division of Fish & Wildlife at the following...

Maryland 2019 Winter Turkey Season Opens Jan 17
Posted on: 01/10/19

The Maryland DNR offers hunters who did not bag a turkey in the fall another chance, as the winter turkey season runs statewide Jan. 17-19. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of either sex, provided the hunter did not harvest a turkey in the 2018 fall season. Maryland hunters may only use the following... weapons...

Wisconsin 2019 Turkey Bonus Harvest Authorizations Available for Purchase Beginning March 18
Posted on: 01/09/19

A total of 244,968 authorizations were available for Wisconsin spring 2019 turkey season. Bonus harvest authorizations that were not issued in the drawing will be available for purchase beginning March 18, and the scheduled sales dates are...

Apply for Wyoming 2019 Big Game Elk & Turkey Hunts by Jan 31
Posted on: 01/09/19

Wyoming 2019 Big game hunt applications opened on Jan. 2. All applications must be submitted online. Residents and non-residents can apply for elk, antelope, deer, spring turkey, bighorn sheep, moose and mountain goat. The first deadline is Jan. 31 for nonresident elk and resident and nonresident spring turkey. In addition...

Kansas Unit 4 Spring Turkey Permit Deadline Feb 8
Posted on: 01/07/19

Five hundred spring turkey permits are allocated for Kansas residents in Turkey Management Unit 4, which covers the southwestern quarter of Kansas. While spring turkey permits in all other units are available over the counter and online, Unit 4 permits are issued through a lottery drawing and the deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 8, 2019...

Oregon Extends Mandatory Reporting Deadline for Big Game & Turkey
Posted on: 01/07/19

The deadline to report all 2018 big game and turkey tags has been extended until April 15, 2019 (from Jan. 31) to give hunters more time to report under ODFW’s new licensing system. The new deadline applies to all 2018 deer, elk, cougar, bear, antelope and turkey tags. Anyone who purchased one of these tags needs to report—even if...

Register Now for Colorado's 2019 Spring Archery Turkey Hunt at the U.S. Air Force Academy
Posted on: 01/03/19

The public is invited to enter a lottery for a license to hunt turkey in Colorado, using archery equipment only, in the spring season at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA). The hunt is offered in cooperation with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). Anyone interested must sign up before Feb. 28 through the USAFA iSportsman site and pay...

Deadline to Apply for Illinois 2019 Spring Turkey Hunting Jan 11
Posted on: 01/03/19

The application deadline for the Illinois 2019 spring turkey second lottery is Jan. 11. Apply online. IRAP Spring Turkey Hunting: Youth and adult hunters can apply now for 2019. fill out an IRAP application and send it in by Feb. 26, 2019 to be eligible for the youth drawing. The IDNR has leased about...

Louisiana 2019 Turkey Season Lottery Hunt Applications Now Available
Posted on: 12/28/18

The Louisiana LDWF is accepting applications for the 2019 turkey season lottery hunts on state wildlife management areas (WMAs). The deadline to submit applications is Feb. 8, 2019. Regular turkey lottery hunts will be held on nine WMAs this spring. Youth lottery hunts will be held on 11 WMAs. The 2019 wild turkey season will open...

Kansas Approves 2019 Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons
Posted on: 12/26/18

The Kansas commission approved the 2019 Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons. The current structure for the 2019 fall turkey season was maintained, establishing the 2019 dates: Oct. 1-Dec. 3, 2019 and Dec. 16, 2019-Jan. 31, 2020 and is open in Turkey Management Units 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6. The bag limit is...

Apply for Minnesota 2019 Spring Wild Turkey A and B Permits by Jan 25
Posted on: 12/19/18

Spring turkey hunters hoping to bag a tom during the first two weeks of the season have through Friday, Jan. 25, to apply for a lottery permit, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The season runs from April 17 to May 31 and is divided into six hunt periods, A through...

Missouri Sets 2019 Deer & Turkey Hunting Seasons
Posted on: 12/17/18

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at the Commission’s Dec. 14 meeting for 2019-2020 turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates...