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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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California 2018 Pheasant, Turkey and Second Dove Season Opens Nov 10
Posted on: 11/09/18

California’s 2018 fall hunting season hits full stride Saturday, Nov. 10 with openers for wild pheasant, fall turkey and the second dove season. Combined with hunting seasons already open for quail, chukar, snipe, waterfowl, tree squirrel and rabbits, California hunters have plenty of options to pursue some spectacular game species and...

Hawaii 2018-2019 Game Bird Hunting Season is Underway
Posted on: 11/09/18

The Hawaii 2018-2019 Game Bird Hunting Season opened Saturday, November 3, 2018. The fall game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 27, 2019. A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands. Game bird species include...

Pennsylvania 2018 Fall Turkey Hunting Gets Underway
Posted on: 10/30/18

Pennsylvania’s wild turkey season began Oct. 27 in most parts of the state, but hunters are reminded that season lengths vary by Wildlife Management Unit, and fall-turkey hunting is closed in some areas. Overall, the season structure and season lengths in each Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) is nearly identical to...

Oklahoma 2018 Fall Turkey Gun Season Opens Nov 3
Posted on: 10/29/18

Oklahoma 2018 fall turkey gun season opens Nov 3 – Nov 16. Field Tagging and Checking Requirements – All turkeys must also be checked within 24 hours of leaving the hunt area, and in all cases prior to processing the carcass. Turkeys must be E-Checked online. The wild turkey in Oklahoma by three subspecies...

New Mexico 2018 Fall Turkey Hunting Season Opens Nov 1st - OTC Permits Available Online
Posted on: 10/27/18

New Mexico 2018 fall turkey hunting season opens Nov 1st - Nov 30. Resident and nonresident spring or fall Over-the-Counter Turkey Licenses are available online. The bag limit is one bearded turkey. A separate carcass tag now is required in conjunction with all big-game and turkey licenses. DO NOT HUNT WITHOUT A VALID TAG! Areas Open for Fall OTC License Hunt...

Maryland 2018 Fall Turkey Hunting Season Opens Oct 27
Posted on: 10/25/18

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the fall turkey hunting season will open Oct. 27 and continue through Nov. 4 in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties with a bag limit of one turkey per hunter. The fall season was extended to include an additional day, Sunday, Nov. 4. In addition...

South Dakota 2019 Spring Turkey Hunting Season Proposed
Posted on: 10/24/18

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission propose changes to the 2019 spring Turkey hunting season. Commission proposed to remove the use of rifles to hunt spring turkeys starting in 2019. This decision was proposed as a safety concern due to...

Colorado 2018 Leftover Big Game, OTC Fall Turkey Permits Available
Posted on: 10/22/18

Colorado 2018 leftover big game pronghorn, elk, deer, black bear and OTC fall turkey permits available. Leftover licenses are now available for purchase online, by phone at 1-800-244-5613 or at CPW locations and license agents. Prior to license purchase hunters should...

California SHARE Program to Offer Wild Pig, Bear, Turkey, Quail & Dove Hunts
Posted on: 10/15/18

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program will provide public access for wild pig, bear, turkey, quail and dove hunts on a property in Tulare County this fall and spring. This is the first year that SHARE has offered opportunities at Hart Ranch, which includes...

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Posted on: 10/15/18

West Virginia’s fall wild turkey season opened Oct.13. This is the third year that all 55 counties will have a least a one-week fall season. Twenty-two counties have a one-week season, 19 counties have a split two-week season and 14 counties have a...