Where to hunt Eastern Turkey
The Eastern turkey range stretches from the Great Lakes in the north to the Mexico Bay in the south, and from Atlantic coast in the East to Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas in the west. It has also been successfully introduced to some of the Western states.
You can find an eastern turkey hunt at under $500, but most outfitters will charge you about $1,000 for a spring hunt with decent chances to get a gobbler.
Tags, Licenses and Rules
Licenses and regulations vary from state to state, but the default situation is this: shotguns and archery, voice and box calls, blinds and decoys are OK. Hunting over bait, with rifles, at roost sites, with dogs, and with artificial (electronic) calls is forbidden. Only bearded birds are legal during spring season, and often in the fall season too. In most locations turkeys are abundant enough to offer over-the-counter tags, and the average seasonal limit is two birds (although it can be as high as four in some areas).1 Feb 2018 One Shot, One Memorable Experience in Kansas Turkey Hunting with a Vintage Shotgun
When to hunt Eastern Turkey?
With hunting season for eastern turkey open in over 30 states, it’s hard to generalize. Spring seasons start in mid to late March at the southern part of the range, and may continue until late May near the Canadian border, with most opportunities somewhere in between. Fall season typically starts in September and may go on until December or even January of the next year.
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Eastern turkey is often considered the second hardest turkey to bag after Osceola turkey. It is supposed that centuries of hunting pressure made the eastern turkey more wary and careful than other varieties. Eastern turkey is the creature of a forest (although it may adapt to more open land if appropriate roost sites are available), which adds to the problem, as it’s almost impossible to visually spot them. Good knowledge of roost sites, and general layout of the woods, along with expert calling techniques, is required for success. The best way to jump-start your turkey hunter’s career is to hire a professional outfitter or guide.
Why hunt Eastern Turkey?
The Eastern turkey is the most widely distributed subspecies of turkey in America. It is also the biggest of the American turkeys, with birds in the Midswest sometimes tipping the scales at 30 pounds. It has long beard and spurs, and highly characteristic black-and-white feathers that make a unique color pattern when the bird’s wings are closed. This is the original turkey that first settlers encountered, and the one that Ben Franklin wrote about in the famous letter where he suggested the turkey might make a better national symbol than the bald eagle, so to hunt Eastern turkey is to continue the American hunting tradition.
2021 Turkey Hunt United States
3 day/nights year-round deer management property. 100% wooded except for the 13+ food plots 1/4 acre to 3 acres in size. Only you and your party would be on the property and at camp. Free use of cabin or stay in a $55 per night motel that has running water. We have gas lights, gas heat, gas cook stove, but no water. You get to use an outhouse! Bunk beds, pullout coach, tables, etc. Flat screen/DVD player if you bring a quiet generator. ____ 125 inch minimum buck rule in effect. $1,200 5 DAYS/NIGHTS PER BOW HUNTER. No does to be shot during this hunt (too easy). Licenses are guaranteed at Wal-Mart. Upon booking, you'll be sent a map of all trails, locations to each food plots, whats in each food plot, where corn auto feeders and stands are, etc. You may bring a 4-wheeler to pull your deer out to where we field dress deer, but there is a deer cart at the cabin to use. Deer cabin is free to use. We do both Spring and Fall kill plots which will include: soybeans, peas, oats, winter rye, brasscias/turnips, alfalfa, clover, chicory, etc. Food is not cooked or offered nor do we walk you to your stands. The work has been put in and it's your job to hunt. REFUND POLICY DUE TO COVID/ALIENS/NUCLEAR WAR, ETC.: You are leasing the land. If you cancel 60 days prior to your hunt, the money will be applied to be used for the same hunt next year. If troops are stationed on borders, not allowing you to cross state lines due to Covid or a meteor, the money will be applied to the same hunt next year. This has never been done, but big government over-reacted, with their first instinct being to trust them and they will provide food for you!
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 7 May 2021 9 May 2021
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