Turkey Hunting News

Looking for a New Place to Turkey Hunt in Wisconsin?

A new program to provide additional land for public access has opened up more than 30,000 acres in 31 Wisconsin counties for hunters getting ready for the spring turkey hunting season.

Ohio Spring Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 23

Youth-only hunt set for April 21-22

This year’s spring wild turkey season opens in all 88 Ohio counties on Monday, April 23 and continues through Sunday, May 20, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

New Hampshire’s Youth Turkey Weekend – April 28-29, 2012

New Hampshire’s 2012 youth turkey hunt will take place Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, the weekend before spring gobbler season gets underway.  During the 2011 youth weekend, young hunters took an impressive 521 turkeys, or 14.2% of the total spring turkey harvest in the state.

Spring Turkey Season Opens April 14 for Nebraska Shotgun Hunters

The spring turkey season opens across the state for shotgun hunters on April 14, one week after it opens for youth shotgun hunters, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

The season opened for archers in late March. All spring turkey seasons close May 31.

A spring turkey permit or spring youth turkey permit allows a person to hunt with archery equipment during the archery season and a shotgun during the shotgun season. Each hunter may have as many as three permits. The bag limit is one male or bearded female turkey per permit.

“Subtending” Exercise Leads to Aha! Moment for Missouri Turkey Hunters

The staff at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center recently set out to teach turkey hunters how to estimate distance to their targets. In the process, they taught a much more important lesson.

Mike Brooks manages the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Outdoor Education Center at Bois D’Arc Conservation Area, near Springfield. He and his staff offered a training session to teach hunters about “subtending.” This technique enables hunters to accurately judge how far away a turkey is by the size of its head relative to the barrel of a shotgun.

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Perfect Timing For Turkey Season

Kentucky's spring wild turkey season has been so successful the past 15 years in part because of the timing of opening day.

"I think we've accomplished our goal of having a productive season in a relatively short time frame," said Steven Dobey, wild turkey program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "We've hit that window between the onset of breeding and nesting."

Iowa's Early Turkey Season Preview

A mild winter. A warm spring. Iowa’s turkey hunters are primed for their days in the woods. And so are the turkeys.  Iowa’s expanded youth turkey hunting season gets underway April 7. The first of four regular seasons opens April 16 across the state.

Each year, gobblers start gobbling and strutting weeks ahead of the hunting season. This year has been no exception, with record and near record temperatures throughout March.

New Wildlife Management Area in Union County, Kentucky to Open for Spring Turkey Season

Hunters have a new area in western Kentucky to pursue wild turkeys this spring.

The 2,500-acre Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest in Union County opened to the public today. This unique wildlife management area (WMA) and state forest is located at the Tradewater River's confluence with the Ohio River near Sturgis.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources jointly manages this new area with the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

Train Now For The Ultimate Montana Hunting Experience

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites experienced and new turkey hunters to prepare for the coming general turkey hunting season by attending a training seminar April 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Montana Wild Outdoor Education Center, 2668 Broadwater Ave, adjacent to Spring Meadow Lake State Park.

Focus on Safety for a Successful Spring Turkey Season

The two most critical ingredients for a successful spring turkey hunt are a detailed hunting plan in one hand and a firm grip on firearm safety in the other, state recreation safety officials say.

“Planning your turkey hunt is critical when two or more hunters are jointly hunting the same area – and then agree to separate if the birds are not spotted,” says Tim Lawhern, longtime hunter education administrator for the Department of Natural Resources and now administrator of DNR' s Enforcement and Science.