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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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Montana Offering 50 Block MA's in Region 7 for 2020 Spring Turkey April 11
Posted on: 04/03/20

Hunters in Montana FWP Region 7 will have ample opportunities and many choices for where to hunt turkeys this spring, with 50 Block Management Areas allowing public access for turkey hunting. Spring turkey season opens April 11 and runs through May 17. The 50 parcels are scattered across 10 southeastern Montana counties and add up to more than 290,000 acres of access. Prairie County has the most access available, with...

How to Make a Great DIY Turkey Call from a Pill Bottle
Posted on: 04/02/20

Turkeys are some of the hardest wild game to hunt. Sometimes it takes a different kind of turkey call to lure them in. Hunters are always looking for new and sometimes off-the-wall ways to attract game. Here is one of those things: A turkey call from a pill bottle. All you need are a few simple items and 15 minutes to make something those gobblers have never heard before.There is also a HOW to VIDEO...

Michigan 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Season to Open April 18 - OTC permits may still be available
Posted on: 03/31/20

The Michigan 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Season to open April 18 and run through May 31.Detailed information about spring turkey regulations, management units, hunting hours and more can be found in the Spring Turkey Digest. Any leftover licenses will be sold until quotas are met. Any limited-quota licenses that remain as of March 30 at 10 a.m. EST may be purchased by any hunter, including...

New Hampshire 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Season to Proceed as Scheduled
Posted on: 03/31/20

The Granite State’of New Hampshire's 2020 spring turkey hunt remains slated to open on May 1, and run through May 31, with the youth turkey hunt taking place the preceding weekend, Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26. However, this is subject to change based on the statewide efforts to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Because of this public health emergency, many licensing agents may be closed or...

Ohio Update and Changes to 2020 Controlled Turkey Hunting Drawings
Posted on: 03/26/20
Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Ohio DNR has made some changes to the 2020 controlled turkey hunting drawings. Changes to the Killbuck Marsh & Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area Refuge Youth Turkey Drawings. The in-person drawings for youth turkey hunting at Killbuck Marsh & Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area refuges have been changed to a mail-in drawing this year. The in-person drawings have been cancelled. Changes to the Controlled Wild Turkey Hunting Drawings at Eagle Creek Wildlife Area are...

Iowa 2020 Statewide General Spring Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 13
Posted on: 03/25/20

Iowa’s spring turkey seasons begin with the youth only season April 10-12, followed by the first general season April 13-16, second season April 17-21, third season April 22-28 and fourth season April 29-May 17. There is also the archery only season April 13-May 17. Hunters buying their tags online will need to plan accordingly and do it early. For hunters and anglers who choose to...

Hunt Mississippi 2020 Spring Turkey Till May 1st
Posted on: 03/24/20

Mississippi's 2020 spring turkey season runs from March 14 through May 1st. One (1) adult gobbler or 1 gobbler with a 6-inch or longer beard per day, 3 per Spring season. Hunters 15 years of age and younger may harvest 1 gobbler of choice (any age) per day, 3 per spring season. Report your turkey harvests - Reporting your harvest is MANDATORY for ...