October 26 november 1, 2019 anddecember 7 through december, 2019. Wma spring turkey quota hunt application period is from dec. Additional details regarding fall wild turkey hunting can be found in the 20172018 ohio hunting and trapping regulations or at wildohio. Tim farmer gets out for the early fall shotgun turkey season and brings in the thanksgiving turkey for 2012. As youll see in the video, the late turkey hunting season can be an excellent time to get out and put a bird on the.
Spring turkey hunters needed for ruffed grouse drumming survey. While plant material is as much as 90% of the adult turkey s diet, archery hunters may find them in fall season eating grasshoppers in the early morning sun. In kentucky, the 2017 season is right around the corner. Fall turkey hunting states you should avoid realtree camo. Unless exempt, all spring turkey hunters ages 1215 must carry with them in the field proof of purchase of a valid kentucky hunting license and a valid spring turkey permit. Danks said, unfortunately, weve been on the downswing since 2015, which in part led to this past springs lower harvest. One fall turkey harvest authorization is included with each fall turkey or conservation patron license purchased. The fall season has been reduced to 41 days in all open units. No more than onebird of either sex may be taken in the fall turkey season, regardless of equipment.
Only one eithersex turkey may be taken during the fall hunting season with either bow, crossbow or gun. Kentucky is rated one of the top states to hunt eastern wild turkey. When hunting turkeys on wmas stocked with pheasant or quail during the pheasant or quail season, hunting hours are. Our first stop is bracken county in northern kentucky for. Fall turkey hunting is not a strong a tradition in kentucky so. Fall firearms turkey hunters must purchase a firearms hunting license and a resident game bird conservation stamp. Kentucky predicts best turkey hunting in a decade realtree camo. Calling or attempting to call turkeys using any means to mimic the sounds made by turkeys is prohibited from march 1 to opening day of spring turkey hunts on all wmas. This change is effective beginning with the spring 2020 season. The team was led by john calipari, in his seventh season.
Sagegrouse hunting for general, archery, and falconry seasons is by permit only. The team played its home games in lexington, kentucky for the 40th consecutive season at rupp arena, with a capacity of 23,500. Sep 15 2020 to nov 2020 nov 25 2020 to jan 15 2021. This is because the bird taken during the youth season counts as the first bird for the first week of the regular season. The bag limit is one bearded or male turkey for the spring season.
Join chad as he explores fall turkey hunting opportunities in western kentucky. Upland game bird hunting california department of fish. Nov 18, 2008 outside of the spring breeding season, eastern wild turkeys have little to say to potential mates or calling hunters. The youth turkey permit allows the hunter to harvest one turkey. Coyotes may be hunted after daylight hours using lights or nightvision equipment from feb. Wko books fall turkey hunts which can be setup by the day. Many states allow the use of turkey dogs in the fall.
Good weather forecast predicted for kentuckys late fall turkey season. During the past five archery seasons, deer harvest has ranged from a high of 23,323 during the 2015 16 season, to a low of 18,369 during the 201415 season. Any combination of male turkeys, or female turkeys with visible beards, may be included in this twobird season limit. Outside of the spring breeding season, eastern wild turkeys have little to say to potential mates or calling hunters. A person can use shotgun gauges 10 through 20, using shot sizes 4 through 6 or mixed loads that include shot sizes 4 through 7. The following states do not have a planned fall season for 2017.
Spring gobbler seasons were unheard of in the north and midatlantic region until the 1960s. Ky turkey harvest results kentucky department of fish and. Outdoors kentucky, indiana turkey seasons begin in april. Kentucky hunting seasons, 20182019 hunting season hq. There will be lots of 2yearold birds, and they do most of the gobbling. Mississippians have a rich tradition of chasing wary spring toms, and over the last three decades, the state has consistently boasted one of the largest turkey populations in the country. See your county listing for season dates and special requirements. Kentucky game laws allow 2 bearded birds per hunter during the spring turkey season. Hunt units vary, but the start date for all begins sept. Fourteen 14 traditional fall hunting counties will be open to a fourweek spilt season oct. Last spring, hunters in kentucky reported taking 29,943 turkeys. Kansas turkey population hit its peak in the early.
Fall 2019 the bag and possession limit for the fall seasons is one bird of either sex, regardless of hunting equipment used or what portion of the season. The land between the lakes trapping season is january february 2, 2020 in kentucky hunt areas 3, 4, 5, and tennessee hunt areas 12 and 14. License and permit fees for kentucky residents for the 20192020 license. The challenge of fall turkey season turns toward success when you choose your words and your birds carefully. Special unit tags are valid only for the fall season in units 1, 2, 3 or 5. Anyone hunting turkeys during the fall firearms turkey season may not be in possession of both.
A separate turkey license is needed for the spring and fall turkey season. A complete report of the 2016 fall wild turkey season is available at wildohio. When kentuckys spring wild turkey season opens april 17, hunters can expect to find a bounty of gobblers. Latest photos of the food plots planted for 2019 and some landscpapes of the property. Kentuckys spring turkey season opens saturday wmky.
Kentucky department of fish and wildlife resources. However, by fall seasons, these young birds focus on food with high fat content, such as acorns, to be prepared for survival through their first winter. Sure, the state gamebird is the wild turkey, and thats cool. Customers will need to specify their zone of choice at the time of purchase. September 7, 2019 through january 20, 2020 fall crossbow. Resident senior or disabled combination hunting and fishing licenses. Fall turkey season this weekend on kentucky afield tv. Wild turkey program few things are as thrilling as the gobble of a wild turkey, and few places can rival mississippi for thundering longbearded gobblers. One male turkey or turkey with visible beard youths who take a turkey during the youth season may not harvest a second bird until april 27. This dialogue with nature, though absent during the fall season, is part of.
Hunting hours begin 12 hour before sunrise and end 12 hour after sunset. Nov 01, 2019 all counties with an open fall season sept. Specific laws and regulations for each turkey season are below. Fall turkey season opens sunday idaho fish and game. With a limit of 2 bearded turkey and a season that runs from the saturday closest to april 15th for 23 consecutive days, it makes it one of the longer springs seasons in the midwest. Dec 18, 2016 2017 spring turkey hunting dates youth portion. Game tags which allow the take of a second turkey will not be valid in units 3, 5, and 6. Ky also boasts one of the higher hunter success rates in the country.
Mostly because that means turkey hunters will be taking to the woods in full force, eager for their chance to bag a trophy tom. There will also be a beaver trapping season february 129 in kentucky and tennessee in all hunt areas. The missouri conservation commission approved recommendations by the missouri department of conservation mdc for 20182019 turkey hunting and deerhunting season dates at its dec. The fiveyear average of spring turkey harvests from 2015 to 2019 is 30, 355. Fall colors fire up the screen for fall hunting on kentucky afield television this weekend. As any hunter with a fondness for canines knows, dogs add another dimension to the hunt. Fall turkey hunting was the norm in the early to middle 20th century.
In addition, you will find turkey harvest data and tips for hunters. Despite not having the advantage of gobbling birds, young flocks often make a ruckus when they descend from. Shortterm 1 or 7day hunting licenses are not valid for turkey hunting. Be sure to visit the kentucky department of fish and wildlife resources website for more information. Statisticians might also have fun with this correlation the bay state has an estimated 30,000 birds like connecticut and maryland, and fall turkey. This calculator refers to astronomical seasons, not meteorological seasons. Bonus fall turkey harvest authorizations formerly known as leftover tags will be sold over the counter starting. Although these tips first appeared in our wheelin sportsmen 2002 edition, they are certainly still relevant in todays fall woods. The regular season will run april 16 through may 8. Tennessee fall hunting seasons start opening this month.
Canadian hunters see rules for importing firearms for hunting. Jan 17, 2017 join chad as he explores fall turkey hunting opportunities in western kentucky. Only one turkey of either sex may be harvested during the entire fall season, and a valid hunting license and fall turkey hunting permit are required. A fall turkey permit is valid in the five open units 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6. The wait is almost over for turkey hunters in kentucky. A hunter shall take no more than two 2 male turkeys or.
Season dates kdfwr kentucky department of fish and. When kentucky s spring wild turkey season opens april 17, hunters can expect to find a bounty of gobblers. The spring wild turkey hunting season is open statewide. September 15, 2017 the fall turkey hunting season is designed as a population management tool for gfp. Hunting hours begin 12 hour before sunrise and end at noon fall turkey season. Nov 12, 2008 the challenge of fall turkey season turns toward success when you choose your words and your birds carefully. The texas parks and wildlife department is considering closing spring eastern turkey hunting in 11 east texas counties, restructure the season in two other counties and extend the youthonly fall turkey season. The fall turkey permit is valid for the fall archery, crossbow and shotgun turkey seasons and allows a hunter to harvest up to the fall season bag limit of turkeys. In addition, shotgun gauges 10 through 28, including. No more than two 2 birds may be taken per spring season.
Our first stop is bracken county in northern kentucky for the challenge of fall turkey hunting. The 2015 16 kentucky wildcats mens basketball team represented the university of kentucky in the 2015 16 ncaa division i mens basketball season. Youths ages 1215 are eligible to purchase a youth turkey permit, which is valid for the harvest of one turkey during a license year. Fall turkey archery runs from early september through mid january. Hunters may hunt only within the management unit printed on his or her permit. By the 1990s the interest in fall turkey hunting started to wane and by the early 2000s, spring hunters outnumbered fall turkey hunters. During the fall turkey seasons a turkey hunter may. Hunters are reminded that only one turkey of either sex may be taken during the fall hunting season with either a bow or gun.
A complete report of the 2015 fall wild turkey season is available at wildohio. As youll see in the video, the late turkey hunting season can. Onehalf hour before sunrise to onehalf hour after sunset. Special season for eligible junior hunters, with required license, and mentored youth april 25, 2020. When hunting turkeys on wmas stocked with pheasant or quail during the pheasant or quail season, hunting hours are sunrise to sunset. The residentonly youth sportsmans license includes the annual youth hunting license, two 2 youth deer permits and two 2 youth turkey permits. Once turkey season opens, hit the hotspots before flydown. Start june solstice duration 93 days, 15 hrs, 46 mins. Use the pages below to learn about regulations for licensing, permits, and reporting.
A week fall shotgun season also runs in both late october and early december. Areas closed to hunting are also closed to trapping. All counties, adair, allen, anderson, ballard, barren, bath, bell, boone, bourbon, boyd, boyle. Kentuckys spring turkey season opens saturday marshall. A calendar shift pushed the states 23day general spring wild turkey season back this year to the. Kentuckys record harvest during the spring wild turkey season. Oct 09, 2014 counties open to fall turkey hunting include the following. Spring 2020 the spring season is april 22 through may 10, 2020.
Only 1 spring gobbler may be taken during this hunt. Some season dates and regulations may vary by zone. Generous shotgun and crossbow opportunities are also offered later on for 250,000 estimated birds. A calendar shift pushed the states 23day general spring wild turkey season back this year to the third weekend in april. We talk details this weekend, november 15 and 16, on kentucky afield tv.
Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. A hunter applying for a controlled hunt open to youth only. This is a mossy oak deer game seed mix a variety of turnips, clover and alfalfa. On the upside, and new this coming year, maryland offers a jan. Hunting hours begin 12 hour before sunrise and end at noon. Tennessee turkey season regulations and information. Fall turkey hunting has high success with most years being nearly 100%. The spring turkey season is something of an obsession among hunters who have experienced those magical mornings many times over or dream about it happening their first time out this year. New regulations have been adopted for the 2020 spring wild turkey hunting season. The recommendations are among a brief slate of proposed turkey hunting regulation changes for 2015.
More information on the fall wild turkey season and other hunting regulations can be found in the 2014 2015 west virginia hunting and trapping regulations summary. Sixtyseven ohio counties are open for fall turkey hunting, including eleven counties open for the first time. Feb 26, 2016 kentucky hunters bagged 30,895 turkeys during the 2015 spring season. There are 2 turkey hunting seasons, one in the spring and one in the fall. Hunting hours begin 12 hour before sunrise and end at 5. Its looking like one of the best seasons in the past eight to 10 years, said steven dobey, wild turkey biologist for the kentucky department of fish and wildlife resources. The youth turkey permit may be used during any turkey season. Missouri deer and turkey hunting dates set for 201718. It opens saturday, april 18 and runs through may 10. A hunter may take a male turkey or a turkey with a visible beard. During both spring and fall seasons, you must report taking a turkey within 7 days, via the decals online harvest reporting system or by calling 18664263778. The first kansas fall turkey hunting season opened in 1979, 14 years after the birds were reintroduced to the state. Start september equinox duration 89 days, 20 hrs, 31 mins. Sunrise outfitters has planted a number of food plots for the 2019 deer and turkey season.996 1281 434 744 1454 428 894 970 251 1034 933 1584 450 1541 1247 585 1489 522 16 279 201 705 1051 1135 850 269 230 1482 969 1232