Turkey Hunting News

Missouri Deer Hunters Reminded of Changed Permit Format, Tagging Procedures

With the November firearms deer season on the horizon, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters of changes to deer and turkey permits and tagging procedures that went into effect in this year.

The November firearms deer hunt starts Nov. 12. The 11-day season typically accounts for approximately 80 percent of the firearms deer harvest each year.

Wild Turkey in New Jersey

The Division's Turkey Restoration Project represents one of the greatest wildlife management success stories in the history of the state. By the mid-1800s, turkeys had disappeared in New Jersey due to habitat changes and killing for food. Division biologists, in cooperation with the NJ Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, reintroduced wild turkeys in 1977 with the release of 22 birds. In 1979 biologists and technicians began to live-trap and re-locate birds to establish populations throughout the state. By 1981 the population was able to support a spring hunting season, and in December, 1997, a limited fall season was initiated.

Utah Residents Apply for a 2012 Sportsman Permit

Applications for Utah's most prized hunting permits accepted soon.

You can apply for next year's most prized Utah big game hunting permits—2012 sportsman permits—starting Nov. 1.

Wild Turkey Harvest in South Carolina Increases Slightly this Spring

Over 40,000 turkey hunters take to the woods annually in South Carolina with hopes of harvesting a wily gobbler, and the 2011 spring turkey season was no exception.

Hysham, Montana Check Station Report

The Hysham check station was open Saturday, Sunday and Monday the opening weekend of antelope and pheasant seasons. According to station personnel Saturday was very slow; Sunday was steady and close to average for an opening weekend. Monday was steady to start with but dropped off dramatically by mid-late afternoon.

Fall Turkey Season Opens In Western Maryland

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will open the State’s fall turkey season from October 29 to November 5, 2011. Maryland only permits fall turkey hunting in Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties with a bag limit of one turkey per hunter.

“The turkey population in the fall hunting counties remains strong and hunters should find plenty of birds if they know where to look,” said DNR Wild Turkey Biologist, Bob Long. “Experienced hunters know that scouting and locating flocks can be a key part of hunting turkeys in the fall.”

Ohio's Fall Wild Turkey Hunting Season Underway

Hunters harvested 362 wild turkeys during the first week of Ohio's fall wild turkey hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.

The fall wild turkey season opened on October 8 and will run through November 27. Hunting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of either sex per hunter for the fall season. A fall turkey permit is required in addition to a current Ohio hunting license.

Pennsylvania's Fall Turkey Season Features Split Season

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is expecting hunters to encounter a sizeable wild turkey population when they head afield for the fall turkey season. However, hunters will need to carefully review the fall turkey season dates, which are outlined on page 35 of the 2011-12 Digest, as date structures have changed from previous years.

Kansas Fall Turkey Hunting: Time for the Big Birds

Wild turkeys offer special fall hunting opportunity
The wild turkey was once extirpated from Kansas, but today, wild turkey populations have been growing for years, offering hunters the opportunity to pursue them in fall and spring. While the season opened Oct. 1, it runs long enough to add this traditional game bird to the Thanksgiving and Christmas tables.

Tennessee WRA: Clarification Made Concerning Archery Turkey Harvest

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is making a clarification as there have been several inquiries concerning the harvest of wild turkeys in counties that have a fall turkey gun season.