While season lengths in most WMUs remain unchanged from last year, the first season segment has been shortened from three weeks to two in WMU 4E, and from two weeks to one in WMUs 4A and 4B – to help those populations rebound from declining trends.
The key to a successful Midwestern autumn wild turkey season is plenty of yelping and a feeding-hen decoy.
By Gary Sefton Henry E. Davis, in his landmark book “The American Wild Turkey,” said he believed anyone could kill a lovesick gobbler in the spring; the real challenge in turkey hunting was to hunt them in the fall. His opinion was voiced in 1949, when his book was published. A lot has changed since then. I think he could…
New Wisconsin state budget eliminates carcass tags for deer and turkeys, registration of Canada geese
Motorists may now pick up road-killed turkeys with DNR authorization.
National Wild Turkey Federation and Department of Natural Resources staff members celebrate the opening of the new Turkey Tract at Flat River State Game Area in Montcalm County.The National Wild Turkey Federation and Michigan DNR recently introduced the second Turkey Tract in southern Michigan, at the Flat River State Game Area. The new Turkey Tract is located off Fenwick Road,…
Practice makes perfect for bowhunters in Pennsylvania.
Members of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Michigan DNR unveiled its newest information kiosk in the Flat River State Game Area.
CONCORD, N.H. — A biologist says hunters harvested 4,482 turkeys in New Hampshire during this year’s spring hunt, 600 more than last year and the second-highest harvest on record. Ted Walski of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says the highest number on record is 4,550, taken in 2013. Walski says last winter was relatively easy for wild turkeys…
The survey for the first time will include a mobile app to report findings.
“The hunter success rate increased from the previous year of 21 percent to 29 percent of hunters harvesting at least one bird. And 32 percent of those successful hunters harvested a second bearded bird to fill the two-bird spring bag limit.”
“Citizen scientists” help DEC gauge turkey population.
Public again asked to help help state wildlife officials scientifically manage turkey population by reporting Vermont turkey sightings during August.
Wisconsin legislators should drop the idea and instead go with the ruffed grouse.
No luck with either for the author in 2017 seasons.
Next hunting opportunity in the state is for black bear. Hunters can lay bait for bears starting July 29 and start hunting Aug. 28.
Hunters killed 18,860 wild turkeys this spring, a 9 percent increase from last year.
Annual turkey and grouse brood survey to estimate population growth.
Hunters reported nearly 11,800 turkeys during 2017 spring season.
Hunters checked 19,095 birds during the 2017 wild turkey south zone and northeast zone hunting seasons compared to 16,229 birds in 2016. Youth hunters checked 1,920 birds during the 2017 youth season compared to 1,564 in 2016.
If spring and early summer weather is moderate, production of young should be good this year.
Outings draw 32 hunters who bagged nine gobblers.
With a turkey in the freezer and morel mushrooms in the bag, the author has enjoyed some outstanding spring opportunities in Michigan’s great outdoors.
Turkey hunters are allowed two bearded turkeys per year in most of the state. But in far northern Maine, hunters can take only one. And the state rotates legal hunting weeks based on hunters’ year of birth.
The 2017 total compares with the statewide turkey harvest of 15,484 in 2016.
Rainy weekends dampen gobbler hunter’s spirits but not his resolve.
Some spring gobblers aren’t coming into your calling or decoying, no matter how well you call to that tom, so (hint) consider moving …