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Includes: The six types of wild turkeys: Eastern wild turkey, Osceola wild turkey, Gould's wild turkey, Merriam's wild turkey, Rio Grande wild turkey, and the Ocellated wild turkey.

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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...

LDWF Accepting Applications for 2021 WMA Lottery Turkey Hunts
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/08/21

Louisiana (LDWF) is accepting applications for WMA lottery turkey hunts and the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) fishing lottery. The deadline to apply is Feb. 8. All lottery applications are now only available on the LDWF website at https://la-web.s3licensing.com/. Those wanting to apply should click on the Lottery Applications tab, update or create their customer record similar to purchasing a license and then...

Apply for Tennessee 2021 Spring Turkey Hunting Permits by Jan 13
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/06/21

The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2021 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts is open through Jan. 13. Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online. Mailed applications will not be accepted. The areas available for the hunts are listed on the instruction sheet. Hunters have up to 13 choices but will be drawn for only one. Applicants may not...

Georgia Opens Two New Hunting Areas in Laurens County
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/21/20

Hunters in Laurens County have two new public hunting locations available this season. Cedar Grove (294 acres) and Scotland Road (199 acres), both located between Dublin and McRae, Georgia, opened to hunters beginning Dec. 19, 2020, according to the Georgia DNR. Scotland Road and Cedar Grove VPAs consist of natural pine and hardwood uplands, planted pines, and small hardwood creek drains. The areas will be open to hunting for...

MDC Sets 2021-22 Deer/Turkey Hunting Dates
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/14/20

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved the following recommendations for 2021-22 turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates. The Commission approved providing more days of hunting opportunity to increase the harvest of antlerless deer. MDC recommended increasing the length of the antlerless portion from three days to nine days based on Missouri deer numbers being at desirable levels and being stable or increasing in most counties that allow...

Apply for Wisconsin 2021 Spring Turkey Permits by Dec 10
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/07/20

The Wisconsin DNR reminds hunters that the 2021 season application for spring turkey harvest authorization (previously known as a tag or permit) deadline is before midnight on Dec. 10, 2020. Hunters can purchase applications for permit drawings online or through an authorized license agent. Turkey harvest authorizations are issued through a preference-based drawing system. For more information on the turkey preference drawing, see Turkey Frequently Asked Questions. Applicants may choose...

IRAP 2021 Spring Turkey Hunting Applications Now Open
Posted by TBC Press on: 11/23/20

The Illinois DNR is now taking applications from youth and adult turkey hunters for 2021 spring turkey hunting on private land through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). The IDNR spring turkey permit first lottery application deadline is Dec. 1, 2020. The IDNR has leased nearly 19,000 acres of private land for the upcoming 2021 Spring Turkey Hunting Season through IRAP, creating 582 public access turkey hunting sites on those properties in...

California 2020 Fall Wild Turkey Season Opens Statewide Nov 14
Posted by TBC Press on: 11/02/20

California 2020 Fall Wild Turkey Season Opens Statewide opens Nov 14 and extends through Dec. 13. Daily Bag Limit is 1 either sex and 2 per season. Nonlead ammunition is required when taking any wildlife with a firearm anywhere in California. Wild turkeys are now present in 54 of 58 counties, with the highest harvest occurring in Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mendocino, Nevada, San Luis Obispo, Shasta, Tehama, and Yuba counties. Many populations range on...

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..