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


State-by-State 2019 Spring Turkey Hunting Forecast
Posted on: 02/06/19
Attention turkey bums: Your job has become substantially more difficult. With great spring hunting opportunities available coast to coast from March through early June, you’ll probably have to pick and choose your adventures. For many folks, that means southern Florida Osceolas in early March—or, for the eager crowd, maybe Hawaiian Rio Grandes even earlier. Your choices expand as seasons for hard-gobbling Easterns open throughout the Southeast and Midwest. And then there’s that quick jaunt to Texas for loud-mouthed Rios — or maybe north to the prairies for last-chance Merriam’s...

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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Apply for Arizona 2020 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison & Bear Leftover Hunt Permit-Tags Nov 18
Posted on: 11/05/19

The wait is over for hopeful Arizona hunters who applied for a 2020 spring hunt permit-tag. Results are in. AZGFD will begin accepting paper applications for leftover hunt permit-tags Monday, Nov. 18 -- by mail only -- at 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086, Attn.: Draw/First Come. Leftover hunt permit-tags will be available for purchase on a “first come, first served” basis beginning...

Hawaii 2019-2020 Game Bird Hunting Season Gets Underway
Posted on: 11/04/19
The Hawaii DLNR announced the opening of the 2019-2020 Game Bird Hunting Season Saturday, November 2, 2019. The fall game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 25, 2020. A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands. PRIVATELY OWNED LANDS are open to game bird hunting on weekends, state holidays and Wednesdays – Thursdays for Units A, G, PTA and private lands during the regular game bird season which is...

Iowa 2019 Fall Turkey Hunting Season Opens Oct 1st
Posted on: 09/26/19
Iowa’s 2019 fall turkey season runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 6 and Dec. 23 to Jan. 10 for archery only license hunters and Oct. 14 to Dec. 6 for gun/bow license hunters. Successful hunters are asked to save one lower leg for disease testing. Simply cut the leg at the joint between the feathered portion of the leg and the scaled part of the lower leg, wrap the scaled portion in a paper towel, place it in a zip top bag and freeze it. Step 2 - is...

Ohio 2019 Fall Turkey Hunting Season Opens Oct 12
Posted on: 09/26/19

Ohio 2019 fall turkey hunting season opens Oct. 12, 2019 to Dec. 1, 2019. Bag limit is 1 (either sex). With hunting opportunities available on both public and private land throughout the state, there is likely a location near you. A hunter is required to complete the game-check process following the harvest of a wild turkey. Hunters must still report their harvest of turkeys but they are no longer required to..

Colorado Issues Emergency Closure for Part of Cherokee State WMA Due to Fire
Posted on: 09/17/19

The McNay Fire that started around noon Sunday has forced the emergency closure of the Lone Pine section on the Cherokee State Wildlife Area (SWA), Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Monday. The closure will have an affect on archery and muzzleloader deer hunters. The only access to the remaining open parcels, including the Roy Brown, on the lower unit is from County Road 80C. The 25,497-acre Cherokee SWA has...

Remaining North Dakota 2019 Fall Turkey Licenses Available Sept 25
Posted on: 09/17/19
The 2019 fall wild turkey lottery has been held and more than 1,000 licenses remain in nine units, according to the North Dakota GFD. Unsuccessful applicants will have a refund issued directly to their credit card. Beginning at 8 a.m. Central Time on Sept. 25, all remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Hunters are allowed a maximum of five licenses for the fall season. Resident and nonresident hunters must...

Maryland Opens Additional Wildlife Management Areas for Hunting
Posted on: 09/16/19

The Maryland DNR announced two new public hunting opportunities in state WMAs. Browns Branch WMA in Queen Anne’s County and Popes Creek WMA in Charles County are now open to regulated hunting and trapping. Those interested in hunting the area must possess a free Central Region seasonal permit and make daily reservations. Hunting on the 1,172-acre Browns Branch WMA will be...

Connecticut 2019 Fall Archery Turkey Hunting Season Opens Sept 16
Posted on: 09/10/19

Connecticut’s 2019 fall archery turkey season opens on state and private land on September 16. Wild turkeys CANNOT be taken on Sunday anywhere in the state. Fall archery hunting season for deer and wild turkey goes to the end of December on private lands and state land bowhunting only areas, and to the end of January 2020 on private lands in Deer Management Zones 11 and 12. A Resident Game Bird Conservation Stamp is...