Turkey

IL: Youth turkey hunt features chills and kills

Pinckneyville, Ill. – There was some question if Cole Pedtke was going to make it into the woods for Illinois' annual Youth Turkey Hunt – the official start of the state's popular spring turkey hunting season. The 11-year-old from Ashley, an avid turkey hunter, knew this years' youth hunt was just a little more special. Cole recently suffered from a…

ID: Youth Turkey hunt begins April 8

The general season youth turkey hunt runs Friday, April 8, through Thursday, 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. The general spring turkey hunts open April 15 and runs through May 25. Dates vary for controlled hunts, listed in the Upland Game…

MA: Turkey Hunting Reminders

The Massachusetts spring turkey hunting season is just around the corner (April 25, 2011). Here are some important reminders for turkey hunters to consider as they plan for their hunt. Permit Applications-Hunters may still send in their permit application to the Westborough office; however, the DFW cannot guarantee those applicants will receive their turkey permit before opening day. Hunters who…

CO: Learn to hunt Turkeys in Pagosa Springs

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. — Some of the best spring turkey hunting in Colorado can be found in the ponderosa pine forests near Pagosa Springs. Learn to hunt wild turkeys at a free seminar, 4-6 p.m., April 15, in the extension building at the Archuleta County Fairgrounds. Experts from the Colorado Division of Wildlife will be on hand to explain all…

Missouri still turkey-rich despite tough breaks

Missouri has plenty of resident spring turkey hunters, but it's also one of the favorite destinations for out-of-state hunters. Here is a detailed look at the turkey forecast, from Missouri Department of Conservation. Hunters in northern Missouri can expect to see a few more jakes during the spring turkey season, and hunters statewide will have more mature gobblers to hunt…

MI: Outlook optimistic for 2011 turkey hunt

Lansing – The spring wild turkey season gets under way in less than three weeks, and gobbler chasers across the state are getting antsy. "I'm excited about the spring season. I'm looking forward to an awesome season," Tony Snyder, president of the Michigan Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, told Michigan Outdoor News. "It doesn't appear that this winter…

Expanded Opportunities For Maryland Spring Turkey Season

Maryland's statewide spring turkey season will begin April 16 with the one day Junior Turkey Hunt. The regular season will open April 18 and continue through May 23. "This year, spring turkey hunting hours have been extended to provide more opportunity while minimizing any negative effects from additional hunting pressure," said Bob Long, a Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR)…

VT: Turkey Hunting Field Day & Calling Seminar, April 17

WATERBURY, VT — The Fly Rod Shop in Stowe will hold its 4th Annual Turkey Hunting Field Day and Calling Seminar on April 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Demonstrations will include the right way to use mouth calls and friction calls. Other topics will include: scouting, setting up for success, patterning your shotgun, as well as hunting ethics…

DNR Begins Revitalizing Wild Turkey Population in Northern Michigan

Thirteen wild turkey hens that were native to Barry County have been relocated to Oscoda County, the Department of Natural Resources announced today. The trap-and-transfer operation was a joint effort of the DNR, Michigan Wild Turkey Hunters Association, National Wild Turkey Federation and the Mio Chamber of Commerce, as part of a plan to revitalize the northern Michigan wild turkey…

Louisiana wildlife agents issue 13 Turkey Hunting Citations During Opening Weekend

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents across the state were out in full force during the opening weekend of the turkey-hunting season. On March 19 and 20, LDWF agents issued 13 citations for turkey hunting violations. Of those 13 citations, 11 were for illegally hunting turkeys over bait. "Our agents have always concentrated enforcement efforts during…

Turkey, duck hunters are in same boat

Springfield – Turkey and duck hunters in the state may be glancing at each other across their respective blinds and mumbling, "at least we don't have it as bad as those guys." Both sets of bird chasers have spent a lot of time this fall cursing Mother Nature. Dry and warm conditions finally gave way in the middle of November,…

Wisconsin's National Wild Turkey Federation Chapters, working for turkeys and turkey enthusiasts

"Bob Putney, of Mukwonago, was our first state president," Burke said. "When we first got started, Wisconsin was in the throes of a new turkey program, and we assisted the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with research on mycoplasmosis, an infectious disease that can affect turkey reproduction. The state wanted to make sure that the turkeys we were importing from…