Hunters who have finished with taxes before the deadline can
expect to find Idaho’s wild turkey populations in good shape.
The general season youth turkey hunt runs Thursday April 8
through Wednesday April 14. Youths 15 years or younger on April 8,
may participate in the youth hunt. All youth hunters must have a
valid hunting license and turkey tag.
The general spring turkey hunts open April 15 and runs through
May 25. Dates vary for controlled hunts, listed in the Upland Game
Turkey hunting seasons and rules can be found in printed form at
all Fish and Game offices and at license vendors statewide. The
brochure is also on the Fish and Game Website at
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov in PDF format. The brochure includes
maps showing the general areas of wild turkey distribution across
Hunters also can use the convenient Idaho Hunt Planner, found in
the hunting section of the Website, where detailed maps are
Hunters must have a valid Idaho hunting license and turkey tag.
They may buy two turkey tags – on general and one extra tag – for
the spring season before May 26.
Resident adults pay $19.75 for the first tag and $12.25 for an
Discounted tags for youth, seniors and disabled veterans are
Nonresident turkey tags cost $67.50, except for junior mentored
tags priced $10.75.
Turkey hunting requires special attention to safety in the
field. Hunting information and safety tips are found at
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/turkey/safety.cfm on the Fish
and Game Website.