Where to hunt Merriam S Turkey
Merriam’s turkey range is scattered all over the West. It’s original home range is believed to be in the Rockies, including Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. However, it has also been introduced to other states, such as South Dakota and Nebraska.
Merriam turkey hunting offers typically begin at just over $1,000 and may reach $2,000 for hunts on well-stocked private lands.
Learn more from our blog story
Is a turkey hunter required to possess only the latest of the guns, ammo, etc., or does the traditional gear and attire work? Our guest blog post takes you turkey hunting with a 100-year-old shotgun, and with its “feel like I’ve been there” quality, it gives an accurate description of what turkey hunting is for those who’ve never been there, and entertain those who have.February 1, 2018 One Shot, One Memorable Experience in Kansas Turkey Hunting with a Vintage Shotgun
When to hunt Merriam S Turkey?
Spring turkey hunting season in states with Merriam’s turkey populations typically runs from mid-April to late May, but may start as early as in late March in some states (e.g. Nebraska). Fall season varies greatly from state to state, but you can usually count on October and November.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (8)
The biggest challenge of Merriam’s turkey hunting is the wide open spaces the birds favor. That means more ground to cover in search of birds, and less cover to hide the hunters from their all-seeing eyes. Scouting the evening before the hunt, with the aim to locate the birds at their roosts (with the help of “locator calls” such as coyote or owl hoot that make turkeys respond with alarm cries) is essential. If you have never hunted Merriam’s turkey before, it’s best to hire an experienced guide.
Why hunt Merriam S Turkey? All hunts (10)
Merriam’s turkey is nearly as big as the eastern turkey, but typically has smaller beard and spurs. It has unique light colored plumage, and even more unique habits - it’s more adapted to living in wide open spaces than other turkeys. The Merriam turkey gobblers are said to be more aggressive and defensive of their territory than other subspecies, and would come to the call more readily. This offers an unforgettable hunting experience, and adding a Merriam turkey to a turkey grand slam is typically only an excuse for those who love to travel and hunt the amazing landscapes of the American West.
Upland Bird 2x1, 2020, EK United States
These all wild bird, mixed upland hunts take place from our Ekalaka camp. Upland bird hunting here can result in a multi species game bag as pheasant, sharp-tail grouse and Hungarian partridge all reside here. We hunt these birds in December after the big game season closes for the year. An early December hunt here will have you chasing birds that have not been hunted prior to these hunts! We offer a very limited amount of these exciting hunts and you may bring your favorite dog or we can provide one for you. Conditions at this time of the year can be perfect for this type hunt. 2x1 per day, $525. each or $1500. each for a 3 day hunt.
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 1 December 2020 31 December 2020
3 Day Spring Merriams Turkey Hunt '20 United States
Join us on one of our many leases to chase Merriam turkeys in the spring. The hunt includes accommodations and transportation during your hunt, with meals, trophy and meat care also included. Your hunt price is for one guide for two hunters, one on one hunts can be arranged in advance.
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 1 April 2020 20 May 2020
3 Day Merriam Turkey Hunt Semi Guided United States
We provide some of the best turkey hunting in the nation with an excellent mix of Rio Grande, Merriam’s, Eastern, and Hybrid turkeys. We have 3 of the 4 species to complete your Grand Slam! Our river bottoms, agricultural land, and cedar bluffs provide a wide variety of hunting opportunities. Bows, crossbows, and shotguns are all legal to use to harvest these birds. Our season starts March 25th and runs to the end of May. Shotgun hunts start April 13th. We hunt from ground blinds as well as running and gunning with the use of decoys and calls. Our guides have extensive knowledge of the turkey flocks and their patters for our area. With the hunters abilities in mind, we work with each individual to maximize their experience. Our shot opportunities are currently at 100% for the past 3 years. No detail is overlooked here to ensure the best possible experience for each and every guest. We look forward to seeing you this spring!
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 25 March 2020 1 May 2020
Interested in this animal? Create a Merriam S Turkey subscription to get offers right to your inbox