Turkey Hunting News

Fall Turkey Harvest Increase
Fall turkey hunters harvested 207 wild turkeys in the three western Maryland counties during the one-week hunting season from Oct. 30 to Nov. 6. This is a 26 percent climb from the 2003 harvest of 164 turkeys.
Wild Turkey Hunting Applications Available by Nov. 30
Applications to hunt wild turkeys in Utah next spring will be available by Nov. 30. Applications will be available from hunting license agents statewide, Division of Wildlife Resources offices, and the Utah Division of Wildlife Web Site.
Spring Wild Turkey Hunt Application Deadline
All resident Minnesota wild turkey hunters interested in hunting this spring must apply electronically no later than Friday, Dec. 3, at any of the 1,800 Electronic License System (ELS) agents at businesses across the state. A nonrefundable $3 application fee must be paid at the time of application.
Excellent First Week for Fall Turkey Harvest
By the end of the first week of the Kentucky fall turkey shotgun season, hunters had already surpassed the harvest of the previous season by 1,000 birds. There is a second week of the season scheduled for December 4-10, which gives hunters an additional opportunity to take advantage of the Bluegrass State’s increasing turkey population.
Fall Turkey Harvest
By the end of the first week of the Kentucky fall turkey shotgun season, hunters had already surpassed the harvest of the previous season by 1,000 birds. There is a second week of the season scheduled for December 4-10, which gives hunters an additional opportunity to take advantage of the Bluegrass State’s increasing turkey population.
Fall Turkey Harvest Up From Last Year
Firearms turkey hunters had a good fall season this year, bagging 11,743 birds without a hunting mishap. The total bag for the season Oct. 11 through 24 was 451 more than last year. However, it was 2,744 short of the record set in 2002.
Wild Turkey Hunting Permits Increase
More hunters than ever will be able to pursue Minnesota's wild turkeys this year, as an additional 4,300 permits will be available in the lottery for 2005 spring turkey season. The decision to increase permits, which is supported by the National Wild Turkey Federation, was based on current hunter densities, hunter satisfaction and the amount of turkey habitat available.
Turkey Numbers Slightly Lower
Iowa's turkey population remained fairly steady from 2003 to 2004, but heavy spring rains had an impact on poult survival, according to the 2004 Turkey brood survey. The survey found the average number of poults with a hen was lower than last year, and was about 10 percent below the 10-year average.
Spring Turkey Quota Hunt Applications
Just as general gun season gets into full swing, it is time to think about spring turkey hunting. Quota applications for spring turkey hunts on wildlife management areas are available now at FWC offices and tax collectors’ offices. Applications must be received by Nov. 10 to be included in the random selection
KDWP Seeks Landowners for Spring Walk-In Sign-Up
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is looking for private land to lease for the 2005 spring turkey hunting season. As part of the successful Walk-in Hunting Access (WIHA) program, KDWP began leasing land for spring turkey hunting in 2001 with 42,000 acres enrolled in the program.