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The latest news and information for turkey hunting in your neck of the woods and beyond.

State-by-State 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Forecast
Posted on: Posted on: 02/07/20

Attention turkey bums: There is great spring hunting opportunities available coast to coast from March through early June. Choose from Florida Osceolas in early March or hard-gobbling Easterns open throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Head to Texas for loud-mouthed Rios or north to the prairies for last-chance Merriam’s. Each state has an Overall Outlook, Potential Spring 2020 Hotspots and Quick Tips to help you start planning your Spring 2020 hunts...

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 several Grand Slams. He shares his insight on how to accomplish this realistic goal and explains the key to tagging all four birds without spending much money...

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Pennsylvania 2020 Fall Turkey Hunting Season Opens Oct 31
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/27/20

Pennsylvania’s fall turkey season kicks off Saturday, Oct. 31 in 19 of Pennsylvania’s 23 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs), with more fall turkey hunting – including the return of a three-day Thanksgiving season – around the corner in much of the state. While fall turkey hunting occurs in most of the state, there is no fall season in WMUs 5C or 5D, and season lengths differ in different WMUs. Hunters are advised the..

Vermont 2020 Fall Shotgun Turkey Hunting Season Opens Oct 24
Mandatory Reporting Available Online Starting Oct 24
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/23/20

Effective October 24, the start of the Vermont fall shotgun turkey hunting season, hunters will also have the option to report their harvested turkeys online through the department’s website. All successful hunters during Vermont’s fall turkey hunting seasons must, by law, report their turkey within 48 hours to the Vermont FWD. Hunters who prefer to report their turkeys in-person to a check station can continue doing so, but...

Indiana 2020 Fall Firearm Turkey Season Opens
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/21/20

Indiana 2020 fall turkey hunting season is underway with archery through Nov.1, 2020. Then reopens Dec.5, 2020-Jan.3, 2021. The 2020 fall Firearms season opens Oct. 21, 2020-Nov. 1, 2020. Bag limit is 1 bird of either sex per hunter each fall. No more than one bird of either sex may be taken in the fall turkey season, regardless of equipment. A separate turkey license is needed for the spring and fall turkey season. Turkey hunting hours are...

Hawaii 2020-2021 Game Bird Hunting Season Opens Nov 7
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/19/20

The Hawaii DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the opening of the 2020-2021 Game Bird Hunting Season on Saturday, November 7, 2020. The fall game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 31, 2021. The last day for hunting mourning dove will be January 17, 2021. A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands. The following game birds may be hunted during...

Ohio 2020 Wild Turkey Hunting Season is Open though Nov 29
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/19/20

The Ohio 2020 fall wild turkey hunting season is open until Sunday, Nov. 29. Both gobblers and hens are legal game during the fall hunting season. Fall wild turkey hunting is open in 70 Ohio counties. A full list of open counties and details regarding fall turkey hunting can be found in the 2020-2021 Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulation guidebook. One turkey of either sex may be harvested during the fall season. Hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. Hunting turkeys over bait is prohibited, and...

Apply for Arizona 2021 Spring Hunts by Oct 13
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/12/20

The deadline to submit Arizona 2021 spring hunt applications is fast approaching. Applications for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear hunts, and raptor capture, must be received by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) no later than 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Oct. 13. New beginning with this draw: A free AZGFD portal account is no longer required to purchase PointGuard, either at the time of application or...

MDC Reminds Hunters of Baiting Regulations During Deer/Turkey Seasons
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/29/20

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters to be aware of baiting regulations during the fall deer and turkey hunting seasons. The use of bait, including grain or other feed placed or scattered to attract deer or turkey, while hunting is illegal. The regulations are in place to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and to ensure fair chase. In addition...

Kentucky 2020 Fall Shotgun Turkey Season Opens Oct 24
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/09/20

The Kentucky 2020 Fall turkey hunting season is underway with Archery through Jan 18, 2021. Crossbow is open through Oct 18 and reopens again Nov. 14 - Dec. 31, 2020. Shotgun season opens Oct. 24-30 and reopens Dec. 5-11, 2020. The process and requirements for recording, checking and tagging harvested turkeys are the same as for deer and elk. All turkeys must be telechecked . Hunters must call 1-800-245-4263 or complete the...

Virginia 2020 Fall Archery Deer, Bear & Turkey Hunting Season is Underway
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/08/20

As the temperatures cool and the trees surrender their leaves, it’s time to lace up the boots and get in the woods. The Virginia 2020 fall hunting season opened for early archery deer, bear and turkey Oct 3 and runs through through November 13 Statewide. There are a few NEW regulations for the 2020 season which include: Chronic Wasting Disease and Quota Hunts. For seasons, bag limits on deer, black bear and turkey...

Missouri 2020 Fall Firearms Turkey Could be Challenging as Season Opens
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/01/20

With fall firearms turkey season running Oct. 1 - 31 and archery turkey season underway, the Missouri (MDC) advises turkey hunters it could be another challenging season. According to MDC, turkey production in Missouri steadily increased during the 1990s before declining during the 2000s. While production began to increase throughout much of the state from about 2009 to 2014, Missouri has had poor production over the last several years...