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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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Oklahoma Approves Regulations Changes for 2020 Fall Turkey Hunting
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/22/20

Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commissioners voted to reduce or alter wild turkey hunting bag limits in large areas of western Oklahoma during their regular June 17 meeting in Oklahoma City. Starting this fall, turkey gun hunters will be allowed to harvest one tom only in the 14 counties that previously permitted either-sex harvest. Archery hunters will still be allowed one turkey of either sex statewide in the fall. Next spring, all counties outside the Southeast Region will have...

Enter the 2020 TWRF Conservation Raffle for Chance at One of 7 Prize Packages
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/22/20
Enter the 2020 TWRF Conservation Raffle for Chance at One of 7 prize packages. Tickets on sale now until August 16, 2020 at 11:59pm Central. Raffle is open to anyone 18 years and older. You do not have to be a resident of Tennessee to enter. Tickets on sale now until August 16, 2020 at 11:59pm Central. Raffle is open to anyone 18 years and older. You do not have to be a resident of Tennessee to enter. The drawing will take place on Monday August 17, 2020. The 7 prize Packages are...

Utah Approves Changes to 2020 Upland Game Hunting Season Dates
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/11/20

The Utah Wildlife Board recently approved several changes to upland game and turkey hunting in the state including extensions and changes to some season dates for upland game, as well as a few other items. Starting the ptarmigan hunting season on Sept. 1 rather than the fourth Saturday in August (to allow more time for brood breakup prior to hunting and to create consistency with the opening of other upland game seasons). The Board also approved...

LWFC Approves 2020-21 Changes to Hunting Regs, Seasons and WMA Rules
Posted on: 05/11/20

The LWFC approved notices of intent for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 hunting seasons, 2020-21 general and Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) hunting seasons and rules and regulations, 2021 general and WMA turkey hunting season and rules and regulations, and 2020-21 migratory bird hunting season and rules and regulations at its May meeting Thursday (May 7). In doing so, the commission also approved two amendments...

Nebraska Resident Only 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Open through May 31
Posted on: 05/08/20

Nebraska 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting is open for residents through May 31. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission suspended the sale of nonresident spring turkey hunting permits in a proactive effort to prevent the potential for the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Nonresidents who have purchased permits will be able to use them, but...

Utah Proposed Changes for 2020 Upland Bird and Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons
Posted on: 05/08/20

The Utah DWR is proposing several changes to upland game and turkey hunting in the state, including a recommendation that would allow airguns during the fall turkey hunts and throughout the rabbit and hare seasons. The DWR is also proposing changes to some season dates for upland game, as well as a few other proposals. The public can watch the biologists' presentations and...

Utah 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Season Open through May 31 - What You Need to Know
Posted on: 05/08/20

The Utah spring general-season turkey hunt runs from May 4–31. You can buy a permit for the statewide general season anytime between now and when the hunt ends on May 31. General-season permits are available on the DWR website or at a variety of license agent locations and DWR offices. While turkey hunting is allowed in many areas across the state, some counties currently have rules and restrictions in place...

Vermont 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Open through May 31- Online Reporting Required
Posted on: 05/07/20

Vermont’s regular spring turkey hunting season opened May 1 and runs through May 31. The Vermont F&W is also reminding hunters that they must report their turkeys on the department’s website. Successful turkey hunters are reminded to not travel to big game checking stations to report their birds or to even get them weighed this spring. This year...