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The latest news and information for turkey hunting in your neck of the woods and beyond.

State-by-State 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Forecast
Posted on: Posted on: 02/07/20

Attention turkey bums: There is great spring hunting opportunities available coast to coast from March through early June. Choose from Florida Osceolas in early March or hard-gobbling Easterns open throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Head to Texas for loud-mouthed Rios or north to the prairies for last-chance Merriam’s. Each state has an Overall Outlook, Potential Spring 2020 Hotspots and Quick Tips to help you start planning your Spring 2020 hunts...

Accomplishing the Turkey Grand Slam on a Budget

Jeff Budz of Florida has completed a Super Slam — killing a wild turkey in each of the 49 states. He also has several Grand Slams. He shares his insight on how to accomplish this realistic goal and explains the key to tagging all four birds without spending much money...

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Ohio Update and Changes to 2020 Controlled Turkey Hunting Drawings
Posted on: 03/26/20
Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Ohio DNR has made some changes to the 2020 controlled turkey hunting drawings. Changes to the Killbuck Marsh & Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area Refuge Youth Turkey Drawings. The in-person drawings for youth turkey hunting at Killbuck Marsh & Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area refuges have been changed to a mail-in drawing this year. The in-person drawings have been cancelled. Changes to the Controlled Wild Turkey Hunting Drawings at Eagle Creek Wildlife Area are...

Iowa 2020 Statewide General Spring Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 13
Posted on: 03/25/20

Iowa’s spring turkey seasons begin with the youth only season April 10-12, followed by the first general season April 13-16, second season April 17-21, third season April 22-28 and fourth season April 29-May 17. There is also the archery only season April 13-May 17. Hunters buying their tags online will need to plan accordingly and do it early. For hunters and anglers who choose to...

Hunt Mississippi 2020 Spring Turkey Till May 1st
Posted on: 03/24/20

Mississippi's 2020 spring turkey season runs from March 14 through May 1st. One (1) adult gobbler or 1 gobbler with a 6-inch or longer beard per day, 3 per Spring season. Hunters 15 years of age and younger may harvest 1 gobbler of choice (any age) per day, 3 per spring season. Report your turkey harvests - Reporting your harvest is MANDATORY for ...

North Carolina 2020 Statewide Spring Wild Turkey Season Opens April 11
Posted on: 03/23/20

The N.C Wildlife Resources Commission will open the statewide wild turkey season April 11 through May 9, preceded by a youth-only turkey season from April 4 through April 10. The daily limit is one turkey and the possession and season limit is two turkeys per hunter, only one of which may be taken during youth season. During youth season, hunting is only allowed for those younger than 18 years of age, but hunters age...

Texas Spring Turkey Hunters Should See More Young Toms as 2020 Season is Underway
Posted on: 03/23/20

A great 2019 nesting season for Texas wild turkeys means more young toms (or jakes) will be seen by hunters this spring. The spring season for Rio Grande turkey season got under way March 14-15 with a youth-only weekend in the South Zone, followed by a general season that runs March 21-May 3 and then culminates with...

Missouri Forecasts Challenging 2020 Spring Turkey Huning Season
Posted on: 03/19/20

Missouri turkey hunters can expect a challenging spring season according to the MDC. The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 4 and 5 followed by the regular spring season April 20 through May 10. Poor production statewide during 2018 will result in fewer two-year-old gobblers available for harvest during this year’s spring hunting season. Hunters should be prepared to...

Ohio Enacts Changes to the 2020 Lake La Su An Youth Turkey Drawing
Posted on: 03/19/20
In response to the developing public health situation with COVID-19 the in-person drawing for the Ohio 2020 youth turkey hunting at Lake La Su An Wildlife Area will be changed to a mail-in drawing this year. The in-person drawing scheduled for Saturday, March 21 has been cancelled. Those interested in entering the drawing should send a notecard in an envelope. Envelopes must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 25 or delivered to...