Category: Turkey Hunting News

2021 IRAP Spring Turkey Hunting Applications Now Open

2021 IRAP Spring Turkey Hunting Applications Now Open

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is now taking applications from youth and adult turkey hunters for 2021 spring turkey hunting on private land through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). “We’ve had many hunters and anglers use the program and continue to come back year after year,” said IDNR Director […]
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California Pheasant, Fall Turkey, Second Dove Seasons Open Nov. 14

California Pheasant, Fall Turkey, Second Dove Seasons Open Nov. 14

Every year, the second Saturday of November poses something of an omnivore’s dilemma for California hunters. That’s when the state’s wild pheasant, fall turkey and second dove seasons open, presenting California game bird hunters with lots of options in the state’s forests, uplands and wetlands. Pheasant, fall turkey and the second dove seasons open Saturday, […]
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MDC brood survey shows slight improvement in turkey production

MDC brood survey shows slight improvement in turkey production

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — This year’s annual wild turkey brood survey by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that turkey production was slightly better on the statewide scale this year and some regions saw significant improvements in productivity. MDC’s statewide poult-to-hen ratio (PHR) for this year was 1.0, which was 11% greater than the […]
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Experience Fall in Ohio During Wild Turkey Hunting Season

Experience Fall in Ohio During Wild Turkey Hunting Season

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The arrival of cooler weather and changing tree leaves means Ohio’s fall wild turkey hunting season is underway, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The fall wild turkey hunting season is open until Sunday, Nov. 29. Both gobblers and hens are legal game during the fall […]
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IDNR Updates Spring Wild Turkey Permit Application Process

IDNR Updates Spring Wild Turkey Permit Application Process

Springfield, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced updates to the process for hunters who wish to enter the lottery for Spring Wild Turkey permits. The new application procedure, adopted earlier this year, will streamline the lotteries for turkey hunters, making it easier to obtain all three of their permits online […]
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MDC Wants Fall Turkey Feathers For Research

MDC Wants Fall Turkey Feathers For Research

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking Missouri turkey hunters to save and share feathers from birds they harvest this fall for part of a new research project to help improve wild turkey management in Missouri. MDC will send participating hunters materials needed to submit feathers, including a postage-paid envelope […]
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New Hampshire Turkey Registration Online or in Person

New Hampshire Turkey Registration Online or in Person

Concord, NH – The Granite State’s fall turkey hunting season opens on September 15 for archers, while the fall shotgun season runs October 12 – 18. All New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHFG) rules and regulations associated with the state’s fall turkey season remain in effect, and hunters will continue to have the option […]
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Report New Hampshire Summer Wild Turkey Brood Sightings

Report New Hampshire Summer Wild Turkey Brood Sightings

CONCORD, NH – The summer Turkey Brood Survey ends August 31 and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department needs your help. Go online and report your sightings of hen turkeys, with or without young, at www.wildnh.com/surveys/turkeybrood.html. The survey provides data that helps NH Fish and Game biologists determine the productivity, distribution, and abundance of […]
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GFP Commission Proposes More Spring Turkey Licenses

GFP Commission Proposes More Spring Turkey Licenses

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed an increase of 140 licenses for the 2021 spring turkey hunting season. The increase would come for the prairie units and be one of several changes that would increase turkey hunting opportunities in the state. Other proposed changes include: Add Clark County […]
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DNREC Asking the Public to Report Sightings of Wild Turkeys

DNREC Asking the Public to Report Sightings of Wild Turkeys

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is looking for volunteers to help with its annual wild turkey productivity survey during July and August. The public is encouraged to monitor and report wild turkey sightings in Delaware to provide data that helps DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife sustainably manage the state’s turkey population. […]
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