Turkey Hunting News

Conflict Turkeys, Lion Quotas on PW Agenda in Colorado

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will have its first briefing Thursday on a growing problem in some parts of the Eastern Plains – large flocks of wild turkeys that are creating conflicts with agricultural producers during the winter months.

Florida Crossbow Season Expanded on Private Lands

Even though you can hardly tell, summer is almost over. Kids have returned to school, football is back on TV and hunting season's already been going on a month now in South Florida. Most of us have already finished our preseason scouting, and we've hung our tree stands along well-traveled deer trails - we hope next to a mature oak tree that'll soon begin dropping acorns. Finally, the time of year we've been waiting for is here! 

Louisiana Hunters Preparing for Upcoming Season Advised of Problems Associated with Use of Tainted Corn For Feed

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is advising anyone using corn to feed deer and turkeys that care should be taken to avoid tainted corn, especially corn with high aflatoxin levels. The best way to avoid tainted corn is to purchase packaged corn that has been tested and labeled aflatoxin free.

Leftover Fall 2011 Wisconsin Wild Turkey Permits go on Sale August 27

Remaining permits for the 2011 fall turkey hunting season will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis starting at noon on Saturday, August 27.

Nebraska Turkey Permits Now Available

Hunters may purchase their fall turkey permits now through the end of the year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The fall season is Sept. 15-Dec. 31.

A fall turkey permit allows a hunter to shoot a gobbler with either a shotgun or archery equipment, including a crossbow. The bag limit is two turkeys of either sex, and each hunter may have up to two permits. A permit is valid statewide and allows the take of turkeys from 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.

Missouri Youth Turkey Hunting Seminar - August 27th

A turkey hunter seminar for youths ages 8 to 17 will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the University of Central Missouri trap and skeet range in Warrensburg. The range is located west of 501 Road and Division Road.

The J.A.K.E.S Outdoors event is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Stealth Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. The event is free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required by Aug. 22. Youths 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch will be provided.

Colorado Leftover Tags on Sale August 9th

Thousands of big game hunting licenses that did not sell during the license application and draw process will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9 at wildlife offices and Colorado Parks and Wildlife license retailers statewide.

In addition to the approximately 37,000 elk licenses, 7,300 deer licenses and 7,200 pronghorn licenses that will be available, more than 120 leftover fall turkey licenses will also go on sale to the public that morning.

Vermont 5th Annual Turkey Brood Survey Began August 1st

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s fifth annual on-line wild turkey brood survey with input from the public begins on August 1.

"If you see wild turkeys in August, please help us by reporting your sightings in the online turkey brood survey," said Director of Wildlife Mark Scott. "The data you provide will help answer questions concerning the impacts of winter and spring weather on the survival of poults and adult turkeys and help us learn about survival of young."

Iowa Hunting Seasons Set for 2011-12

Waterfowl seasons will be set during the Aug. 11 meeting of the DNR's Natural Resource Commission. The following Iowa hunting seasons have been approved.

Arizona Reduces Turkey Permits in Wallow Fire Burn Area

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission, July 8, unanimously voted to reduce the number of permits issued through the draw for the fall turkey season in Game Management Units 1 and 27 due to unique conditions resulting from the Wallow Fire.

For the upcoming drawing cycle, there are now only 200 permits allocated for hunt number 4501 in Unit 1, a reduction of 475 permits. Unit 27 permits for hunt number 4518 is now set at 300, a reduction of 600. This is a total reduction of 1,075 hunt permit-tags.