Where is the best turkey hunting?

Where is the best turkey hunting?

Top 10 States for Turkey Hunting

  1. Texas. Texas offers abundant turkey hunting opportunities and three subspecies of birds.
  2. Florida. Florida is a prime destination for turkey hunters seeking to complete their Grand Slam because it’s the only place to bag an Osceola.
  3. Alabama.
  4. Kentucky.
  5. Missouri.
  6. Nebraska.
  7. Tennessee.
  8. Kansas.

What state has the most wild turkeys?

Kansas. — with Michael Waddell. North-central and northeastern Kansas continue to consistently have the most turkeys in the state and also provide abundant public hunting access. There are an estimated 300,000 wild birds, roughly half of which are Rio Grande turkeys.

What states have over the counter turkey tags?

“Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont are three beautiful states with over-the-counter tags and lots of birds,” Budz says. “There aren’t as many acres of public ground to hunt, but there are plenty if someone really wants to go.”

What is the hardest state to kill a turkey in?

I might get some arguments from folks in Louisiana, Mississippi, parts of Georgia or even panhandle Florida, but I think Alabama and South Carolina have the toughest turkeys in the country. These heavily pressured Easterns have seen it all, and they’ve been pursued for decades by the best hunters in the world.

How many acres do you need to hunt turkey?

Space: A good-quality habitat will support one bird per 30 acres (one flock per 640 to 800 acres). But because turkeys need a lot of living space, they may not remain on your property year-round unless it’s 1,000 acres or more.

What state has no wild turkeys?

They can be found in 49 U.S. states, with the only exception being Alaska, Hughes said. In total, about 7 million wild turkeys live in the United States; prior to 1500, an estimated 10 million turkeys existed, he added.

What time should I be in the woods for turkey hunting?

Most states allow hunting a half-hour before sunrise so be in the woods early. How early? Get to your setup site at least 30 to 45 minutes before shooting light.

What state does not have turkeys?

Can you kill a turkey on your property?

Hunting turkeys helps to control their populations and maintain their natural wariness of people. Where safe and legal, hunt wild turkeys on your property, or allow others to hunt them. A hunting license and upland game bird stamp are required. Legal methods of take include shotgun, archery equipment, or air rifle.

Where is the best place to hunt Turkey in the US?

Alabama is arguably at the heart of turkey hunting in the US. It’s where turkey hunting legend Colonel Tom Kelly spent eight decades of his life stalking and calling toms, and where Ben Rodgers Lee, an Alabama native, was considered “one the greatest turkey hunters who ever lived.”

Where to go turkey hunting in South Dakota?

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks offers licenses specifically designated for the prairie units, the Black Hills, Custer State Park plus an archery season. Rapid City is often your flight destination and surely friendly to turkey hunters. This location offers easy access to these hunting locations.

What’s the best shot placement for turkey hunting?

By trying different shotgun loads, and setting up targets at different distances – 20, 30 and 40 yards, for instance – you can learn what shotshell suits your gun best and the maximum effective range for a quick, clean kill. Go here for more Realtree turkey hunting tips. Follow us on Facebook. Read More…

When is the best time to hunt Turkey in Texas?

For most of the state, you can hunt from April 6 to May 6. In the Southeast Region, you’ll be hunting between the dates of April 23 and May 6. Then there is Texas. My first time hunting Texas for gobblers was an experience I’ll never forget.