Turkey Hunting News

Enter to Win Guided Youth Turkey Hunt in Jackson County, Oregon

ODFW’S Access and Habitat program is offering youth hunters (age 17 and under) the opportunity to win a guided turkey hunt on a private ranch in Jackson County during the spring 2012 season.

Talkin' Turkey in Florida

Better start brushing up on your turkey calling, because spring gobbler season is here. Whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, slate or any combination, March means it’s time to start talkin’ turkey.

2012 Cheatham WMA Tennessee Youth Turkey Hunt Scheduled for March 24

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and the Young Sportsman Foundation, along with the support of local state chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will host a youth-only turkey hunt on Saturday, March 24 at the Cheatham Wildlife Management Area.

Virginia's Bear, Deer, Turkey Harvest Data Announced

Wildlife biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) have compiled preliminary figures for deer, turkey, and bear harvests for the 2011-2012 fall/winter hunting seasons. The white-tailed deer harvest was slightly up from last year while the turkey harvest increased significantly. The bear harvest was down from the previous year. Poor and spotty mast crops across the state this past fall coupled with management actions to meet population objectives all factored into fluctuations in populations and harvest trends.

Wisconsin Hunters Register 5,433 Birds in 2011 Fall Wild Turkey Hunt

Wisconsin wild turkey hunters registered a combined 5,433 birds during the regular fall 2011 wild turkey season and the extended season in Turkey Management Zones 1-5.

The 5,433 registered birds compute to a success rate of 10 percent, a slight decrease from the 12 percent success rate for hunters during the 2010 fall season.

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Seeks Public Input for Virginia Wild Turkey Management Plan

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), in cooperation with Virginia Tech's Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, recently initiated an effort to develop a Virginia Wild Turkey Management Plan, similar in scope and intent to the existing statewide management plans for black bear and white-tailed deer. Virginia Tech personnel will be hosting a series of focus group meetings in March and April to discuss various aspects of wild turkey management with Virginians who have a strong interest in management of wild turkeys.

Youth Turkey Season Offers Excitement for Mississippi's Young Hunters

The 2012 youth spring turkey season will begin on private lands and authorized state and federal lands on Thursday, March 8th.  This special season, which is available to hunters ages 15 and under, coincides with spring break for many of Mississippi's school systems. This opportunity is an excellent chance to introduce young hunters to the thrill of pursuing springtime gobblers.  

Special Turkey Hunting Opportunities Offered in North Central Region, California

Turkey hunters awaiting the spring turkey season can visit the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) website to apply online for special hunts.

South Carolina's Spring Turkey Season Forecast Fair; Youth Day March 31

An estimated 50,000 hunters will take to the woods during the upcoming turkey season, generating an estimated $30 million in direct expenditures for South Carolina’s economy. The 2012 wild turkey season begins April 1 on private lands in 34 counties that make up Game Zones 1-5 and on April 2 for all Wildlife Management Areas statewide where turkey hunting is allowed. The season opens March 15 on private lands only in Game Zone 6: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper and Orangeburg counties.

Wabash Valley, Indiana Men Face 28 Wildlife Violations

Indiana Conservation Officers served arrest warrants Thursday on James L. Jacob, 37, of Brazil, and Ronald Hayne, 62, of Terre Haute for multiple alleged violations of wildlife laws following a 12-month investigation.

Conservation Officers allege that Jacob committed one Class D felony, five Class B misdemeanors, and 14 Class C misdemeanors, and that Hayne committed eight Class C misdemeanors.