Turkey Hunting News

Ohio Deer and Turkey Hunters Have a New Process for Reporting Harvests

Game must be checked in by 11:30 p.m. on the day of harvest.

While successful deer and turkey hunters must still report their harvests, they are no longer required to take their game to a check station for physical inspection and tagging, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.

Fall Turkey Shotgun Season Coming to New Hampshire, Monday-Friday, October 10-14, 2011

New Hampshire’s five-day fall shotgun turkey hunting season takes place Monday through Friday, October 10-14, 2011, in all but six of the state's Wildlife Management Units (WMUs).

Wildlife Harvest at Hand for Truman Lake Conservation Lands, Missouri

Monte McQuillen manages 28,000 acres of crop fields, grassy cover strips, native prairie grasses, brushy fence rows and woodlands on public lands surrounding Truman Reservoir – prime wildlife habitat. So he’s not surprised to see a flock of wild turkeys sneaking about on an autumn day or white-tailed deer tracks in a pasture.

Louisiana W.F.C. Finalizes 2012 Turkey Hunting Season Dates, Regulations

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission today adopted the season dates and regulations for the 2012 turkey hunting season, as recommended by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).

The change in the turkey season framework approved by the Commission provides for a uniform statewide opening  on the fourth Saturday in March.  In 2012, the season will open March 24 in three designated areas with varying end of season dates as follows:  Area A, March 24 to April 22; Area B, March 24 to April 15; and Area C, March 24 to April 8.

Wild Turkey Federation to Fund Kansas Habitat Projects

The Kansas Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has announced appropriation of $56,200 for Kansas wildlife habitat projects in 2012 through the organization’s Super Fund. These projects help fund everything from grassland and forest restoration to education outreach.

Tanner Fire Closes Portion of State Route 288 Before Turkey Hunt Opener in Arizona

Hunters in some areas advised to prepare alternate travel plans through this weekend.

Hunters and other outdoor recreationists are advised that the Tanner Fire, burning on the Pleasant Valley Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest, about 19 miles south of Young, has forced the temporary closure of State Route 288 from McFadden (milepost 290) south to the A-Cross Road (milepost 270).

Ohio's Fall Turkey Hunting Season Opens October 8

Fall wild turkey hunting opens in 48 Ohio counties on Saturday, October 8, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. The season continues through Sunday, November 27.

Missouri Twin Pines Education Center Features New Exhibit on Turkey Calling

The art of turkey calling and the Ozarks heritage of specific types of calls will be the focus of a new exhibit to be unveiled at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center on Saturday, Oct. 15. The exhibit’s premiere, which will be from 6-8 p.m., will be part of Twin Pines’ Fall Festival.

Conservative Turkey Season Again Proposed by Arkansas GFC

Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today proposed continuing the conservative turkey season structure, which has been in place since 2007. If approved at the October meeting, the season would be 18 days for most of the state with an additional two-day youth hunt.

The proposed season would begin April 14, 2012, and continue through May 1, 2012, in zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17. In zones 4, 4A, 5A and 9A, it would run April 14-24, 2012. Zone 1A would remain closed. A youth hunt is proposed for April 7-8, 2012, in all open zones.

South Dakota Big Game Licenses Still Available

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is in the process of completing big game license lottery drawings for the 2011 hunting seasons, and licenses are still available for purchase.

The first drawing for the East River Deer season is now complete and applications are being accepted, both online and through the mail, for the second drawing.