Several factors are at play, including the fact that the state’s turkey population appears steady and healthy. On a practical level, as long as rain and snow stay away, hunters will have plenty of opportunity for a rich harvest.
With smarter, wilier toms afoot these days, should hunters season their turkey blinds before a spring gobbler hunt?
Fall turkey hunters in the state to receive survey.
The regular season opens April 3 in the south zone and April 10 in the north zone.
From a hunter’s perspective, weather sure messes with turkey season, especially for those of us with kiddos who look forward to youth season.
Why look and body positioning matter more than anything other facet of decoying spring gobblers.
The huge crowds at the 2017 Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic were probably here to see all things whitetails and turkeys. But that they were treated to that and so much more made for a memorable atmosphere and weekend.
Thanks to last year’s mild winter that made it easier for turkeys to feed, harvest is the second-highest total since 2013.
Cooley cited for “behind-the-scenes” activities associated with the successful restoration of wild turkeys in Michigan and continued efforts to monitor wild turkeys for diseases and other issues that could affect the health of Michigan’s wild turkey population.
Board approves conservative, midweek fall turkey season in Wildlife Management Unit 5B, which long has been closed to fall-turkey hunting.
Thanks to the NWTF and numerous efforts and projects, the bird has gained a foothold in the state
Yes, the wild turkey population has come a long way: This year’s total of 6,798 wild turkeys falls just short of the state record of 6,970 in 2013
Illinois Recreational Access Program has added adult turkey hunting to its list of outdoor recreation activities on private land in Illinois
Another option is Hunt 234, which is open statewide except on public land in southern Michigan
Whether you are an adult or a youth, hunting with a mentor can help
National Wild Turkey Federation joins forces with Canadian Wild Turkey Federation, which in less than three years has established itself as the new face of conservation in Canada.