2017 Spring Hunt Guide

Hope springs eternal. Each March, right around the time Major League Baseball teams are gearing up for opening day, turkey hunters are doing the same. Whether last year was a dud or not — no one really cares when a new season approaches — optimism abounds. 

As the 2017 spring turkey hunting season nears, the NWTF offers up the annual Spring Hunt Guide as an overview of each state's up-coming wild turkey hunting season. It's a yearly indicator that the woods will soon turn green, and the gobblers will sound off like the playing of the National Anthem before game time.

Whether you're in a rebuilding year on a new piece of property or you have a slew of strutters returning from last year, spring brings the thrill of opening day with it. Use the information in the Spring Hunt Guide to your advantage in pursuit of a Grand Slam or just to peruse it to stay informed on the status of birds in your state. This year's Hunt Guide provides the most up-to-date wild turkey population and harvest data available from state wildlife agencies. You can also search our Wild Turkey Records database and discover where to find the largest birds in the country.

Warning: While the dates and times for each state's hunting season have been checked for accuracy, NWTF members and readers should continue to consult their state's hunting regulations before hunting. 

States: A C D F G H I K L M N O P R S T U V W

ALABAMA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.outdooralabama.com
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (334) 242-3469
TURKEY POPULATION: 400,000 to 450,000
2015 HARVEST: 39,820
SEASON DATES: Varies by county (check regulations)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset (varies on WMAs)
BAG LIMIT: Five (combined fall and spring seasons)
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 272-GAME

ALASKA

No Season

ARIZONA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.azgfd.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (602) 942-3000
TURKEY POPULATION: Merriam’s - 30,000 / Gould’s - 1,200 / Rio Grande - 200 / Hybrid - 200
SEASON DATES: April 28 to May 4 and May 12-25
HOURS: Daylight hours
BAG LIMIT: One per calendar year except as prescribed in regulations
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 352-0700

ARKANSAS

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.agfc.com
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (800) 364-4263 or (501) 223-6300
TURKEY POPULATION: 130,000 to 140,000
2016 HARVEST: 11,864
SEASON DATES: April 8-9 (youth); regular season varies (check regulations)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until half-hour after sunset
BAG LIMIT: Varies, check regulations
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 482-9262

CALIFORNIA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.wildlife.ca.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER:(888) 334-2258
SEASON DATES: Varies (check regulations)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to 5 p.m.
BAG LIMIT: Three bearded turkeys, one per day
POACHER HOTLINE: (888) DFG-CALTIP

COLORADO

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: cpw.state.co.us
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER:(303) 297-1192
TURKEY POPULATION: Merriam’s – 27,000 / Rio Grande – 3,500
2015 HARVEST: 5,113
SEASON DATES: April 8 to May 21 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to sunset
BAG LIMIT: Two bearded turkeys (one with a limited-draw permit; one with unlimited over-the-counter permit)
POACHER HOTLINE: (877) COLO-OGT

CONNECTICUT

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.ct.gov/deep/hunting
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (860) 642-7239
TURKEY POPULATION: 35,000
2015 HARVEST: 1,232
SEASON DATES: April 15-22 (youth); April 26 to May 27 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to 5 p.m. (youth); Half-hour before sunrise to noon (regular)
BAG LIMIT: Three bearded birds (private land), two bearded birds (state land)
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 842-HELP

DELAWARE

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.fw.delaware.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (302) 735-3600
TURKEY POPULATION: 6,000
2016 HARVEST: 706
SEASON DATES: April 1 (youth); April 8 to May 6 (private land, check regulations for public land dates)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to 1 p.m.
BAG LIMIT: One bearded bird
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 292-3030

FLORIDA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: myfwc.com/hunting
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER:(850) 488-4676
TURKEY POPULATION: Osceola – 114,649 / Eastern – 37,885
2015 HARVEST: 21,248
SEASON DATES: Varies (check regulations)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until half-hour after sunset on private land; public land varies
BAG LIMIT: Two bearded turkeys, except Holmes County (one)
POACHER HOTLINE: (888) 404-FWCC

GEORGIA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.gohuntgeorgia.com
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (770) 761-3045
TURKEY POPULATION: 335,000
2016 HARVEST: 16,000
SEASON DATES: March 18-19 (youth/mobility impaired); March 25 to May 15 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until half-hour after sunset
BAG LIMIT: Three gobblers
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 241-4113

HAWAII

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/hunting/bird
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (808) 587-0166
SEASON DATES: March 1 to April 15
HOURS:  Half-hour before sunrise until half-hour after sunset
BAG LIMIT: Three bearded turkeys
POACHER HOTLINE: (808) 643-DLNR

IDAHO

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: https://idfg.idaho.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER:(208) 334-370
TURKEY POPULATION: 30,000
SEASON DATES: April 8-14 (youth); April 15 to May 26 (regular, check regulations for unit-specific dates)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to sunset
BAG LIMIT: Two bearded turkeys
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 632-5999

ILLINOIS

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.dnr.illinois.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (217) 782-6302
TURKEY POPULATION: 103,153
2015 HARVEST: 15,000
SEASON DATES: Varies (check regulations)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to 1 p.m.
BAG LIMIT: One bearded turkey per permit, max of three
POACHER HOTLINE: (877) 236-7529

INDIANA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER:(317) 232-4070
TURKEY POPULATION: 110,000
2016 HARVEST: 12,081
SEASON DATES: April 22-23 (youth); April 26 to May 14 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to sunset
BAG LIMIT: One bearded or male bird
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) TIP-IDNR

IOWA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.iowadnr.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER:(515) 725-8200
TURKEY POPULATION: 150,000
2016 HARVEST: 12,173
SEASON DATES: April 8-16 (youth); Season 1: April 17-20; Season 2: April 21-25; Season 3: April 26 to May 2; Season 4: May 3-21
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to sunset (shotgun); Half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset (archery)
BAG LIMIT: One bearded turkey for each valid license and transportation tag issued
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 532-2020

KANSAS

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: ksoutdoors.com
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (620) 672-5911
TURKEY POPULATION: Rio Grande – 175,000 / Eastern – 87,500 / Hybrid – 87,500
2016 HARVEST: 30,298
SEASON DATES: April 1-11 (youth/disabled); April 3-11 (archery); April 12 to May 31 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to sunset
BAG LIMIT: One bearded turkey per permit or game tag
POACHER HOTLINE: (877) 426-3843

KENTUCKY

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.fw.ky.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (800) 858-1549
TURKEY POPULATION: 220,000
2016 HARVEST: 31,049
SEASON DATES: April 1-2 (youth); April 15 to May 7 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset
BAG LIMIT: Two bearded turkeys
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 25-ALERT

LOUISIANA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.wlf.louisiana.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (225) 765-2361
TURKEY POPULATION: 60,000
2016 HARVEST: 4,900
SEASON DATES: March 18-19 (youth/physically impaired); Area A: March 25 to April 23; Area B: March 25 to April 16; Area C: March 25 to April 9 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset
BAG LIMIT: Two gobblers per season; taking of hens, including bearded hens, is prohibited
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 442-2511

MAINE

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.maine.gov/ifw
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER:(207) 287-8000
TURKEY POPULATION: 50,000 to 60,000
2016 HARVEST: 5,167
SEASON DATES: April 29 (youth); May 1 to June 3 (Some restrictions based on WMD)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset
BAG LIMIT: Two bearded turkeys (individual WMD bag limit cannot be exceeded) POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 253-7887

MARYLAND

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER:(410) 260-8540
TURKEY POPULATION: 33,000
2015 HARVEST: 3,874
SEASON DATES: April 15-16 (youth); April 18 to May 23 (regular)
HOURS: Varies (check regulations)
BAG LIMIT: Two bearded turkeys
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 635-6124

MASSACHUSETTS

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dfw
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (508) 389-6300
TURKEY POPULATION: 30,000
2016 HARVEST: 3,054
SEASON DATES: April 22 (youth); April 24 to May 20 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to noon
BAG LIMIT: Two bearded birds; annual limit of two wild turkeys
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 632-8075

MICHIGAN

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.michigan.gov/turkey
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (517) 284-WILD
TURKEY POPULATION: 200,000
2015 HARVEST: 30,000
SEASON DATES: Varies (check regulations)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to half-hour before sunset
BAG LIMIT: One bearded turkey
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 292-7800

MINNESOTA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.dnr.state.mn.us
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (888) 646-6367
TURKEY POPULATION: 85,000
2016 HARVEST: 12,313
SEASON DATES: Period A: April 12-18; Period B: April 19-25; Period C: April 26 to May 2; Period D: May 3-9; Period E: May 10-16; Period F: May 17-31
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to sunset
BAG LIMIT: One bearded turkey
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 652-9093

MISSISSIPPI

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.mdwfp.com
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (601) 432-2199
TURKEY POPULATION: 225,000 to 275,000
2015 HARVEST: 22,123
SEASON DATES: March 8-14 (youth); March 15 to May 1 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until half-hour after sunset
BAG LIMIT: Three adult gobblers (must have at least a 6-inch beard); hunters 15 years of age or younger may harvest one gobbler of choice per day, three per season. 
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) BE-SMART

MISSOURI

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.mdc.mo.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (573) 751-4115
TURKEY POPULATION: 317,000
2015 HARVEST: 48,436
SEASON DATES: April 8-9 (youth); April 17 to May 7 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to 1 p.m. (regular); Half-hour before sunrise to sunset (youth)
BAG LIMIT: Two bearded turkeys
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 392-1111

MONTANA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: fwp.mt.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (406) 444-2535
TURKEY POPULATION: 120,000
SEASON DATES:  Varies (check regulations)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset
BAG LIMIT: Varies (check regulations)
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 847-6668

NEBRASKA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.outdoornebraska.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (402) 471-0641
TURKEY POPULATION: 144,733
2016 HARVEST: 22,136
SEASON DATES: March 25 to May 31 (archery including youth); April 8 to May 31 (youth shotgun); April 15 to May 31 (shotgun)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to sunset
BAG LIMIT: One male or bearded hen per permit, limit three permits/person
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 742-7627

NEVADA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.ndow.org
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (800) 576-1020
TURKEY POPULATION: 1,200
2016 HARVEST: 75
SEASON DATES: Varies (check regulations)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to 4 p.m.
BAG LIMIT: One bearded turkey
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 992-3030

NEW HAMPSHIRE

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.wildlife.state.nh.us
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (603) 271-3421
TURKEY POPULATION: 35,000
2016 HARVEST: 3,882
SEASON DATES: April 29-30 (youth); May 3-31 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until noon
BAG LIMIT: One bearded turkey
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 344-4262

NEW JERSEY

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.njfishandwildlife.com
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: 609-292-2965
TURKEY POPULATION: 23,000
2016 HARVEST: 2,906
SEASON DATES: April 22 (youth); Regular season varies (check regulations)
HOURS: Varies (check regulations)
BAG LIMIT: One gobbler per permit
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 222-0456

NEW MEXICO

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.wildlife.state.nm.us
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (505) 476-8000
TURKEY POPULATION: Merriam’s – 14,458 / Rio Grande, Gould’s, Hybrid – n/a
2015 HARVEST: 2,607
SEASON DATES: April 15 to May 10
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until half-hour after sunset
BAG LIMIT: Two bearded turkeys (some draw permits allow one bearded turkey)
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 432-GAME

NEW YORK

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.dec.ny.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (518) 402-8886
TURKEY POPULATION: 180,000
2015 HARVEST: 19,840
SEASON DATES: April 22-23 (youth); May 1-31 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to noon
BAG LIMIT: Two bearded turkeys (youth allowed only one during youth season)
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) TIPP DEC

NORTH CAROLINA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.ncwildlife.org
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (919) 707-0010
TURKEY POPULATION: 260,000
2015 HARVEST: 17,828
SEASON DATES: April 1-7 (youth); April 8 to May 7 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until half-hour after sunset
BAG LIMIT: Two bearded turkeys (youth allowed only one during youth season)
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 662-7137

NORTH DAKOTA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: gf.nd.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: 701-328-6300
TURKEY POPULATION: Hybrid – 22,588 / Merriam’s, Eastern – n/a
2016 HARVEST: 2,309
SEASON DATES: Varies (check regulations)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until sunset (tentative at time of printing)
BAG LIMIT: One bearded turkey
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 472-2121

OHIO

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (800) 945-3543
TURKEY POPULATION: 165,000
2015 HARVEST:  17,652
SEASON DATES: April 22-23 (youth); South Zone - April 24 to May 21 (regular);  Northeast Zone - May 1-May 28 (regular)
HOURS: Varies (check regulations)
BAG LIMIT: Two bearded turkeys (second bird requires additional permit)
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 762-2437

OKLAHOMA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.wildlifedepartment.com
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (405) 521-2730
TURKEY POPULATION: Rio Grande – 117,000 / Eastern – 19,000
2015 HARVEST: 18,800
SEASON DATES: April 1-2 (youth, excluding Southeast Region); April 15-16 (Southeast Region youth); April 6 to May 6 (regular, excluding Southeast Region); April 17 to May 6 (Southeast Region)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to sunset
BAG LIMIT: Three (county limits apply)
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 522-8039

OREGON

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.dfw.state.or.us
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (503) 947-6000
TURKEY POPULATION: Rio Grande – 35,000 / Hybrid 5,000
2015 HARVEST: 4,948
SEASON DATES: April 8-9 (youth); April 15 to May 31 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until sunset
BAG LIMIT: Three bearded turkeys
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 452-7888

PENNSYLVANIA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.pgc.state.pa.us
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (717) 787-4250
TURKEY POPULATION: 220,000
2016 HARVEST: 35,966
SEASON DATES: April 22 (youth); April 29 to May 31 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until noon (April 29 to May 14); Half-hour before sunrise until half-hour after sunset (May 15-31) Monday-Saturday
BAG LIMIT: Two bearded turkeys (second bird requires special wild turkey license)
POACHER HOTLINE: (888) PGC-8001

RHODE ISLAND

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.dem.ri.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (401) 789-0281
TURKEY POPULATION: 3,000
2016 HARVEST: 122
SEASON DATES: April 22-23 (youth/paraplegic); April 27 to May 21 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.
BAG LIMIT: One bearded turkey
POACHER HOTLINE: (401) 222-3070

SOUTH CAROLINA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.dnr.sc.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (803) 734-3886
TURKEY POPULATION: 120,000
2016 HARVEST: 16,783
SEASON DATES: March 20 to May 5 (private lands); April 1 to May 5 (public lands (check regulations for youth turkey hunt days
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until half-hour after sunset
BAG LIMIT: Three gobblers (varies on WMAs)
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 922-5431

SOUTH DAKOTA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: gfp.sd.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (605) 223-7660
TURKEY POPULATION: Merriam’s - 32,136 / Eastern – 13,126 / Rio Grande, Hybrid – n/a
2016 HARVEST: 5,268
SEASON DATES: Check regulations
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until sunset
BAG LIMIT: Varies (check regulations)
POACHER HOTLINE: (888) OVERBAG

TENNESSEE

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.tn.gov/twra
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (615) 781-6610
TURKEY POPULATION: 248,748
2016 HARVEST: 31,048
SEASON DATES: March 25-26 (youth); April 1 to May 14 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until sunset
BAG LIMIT: Four bearded turkeys per season/one per day (turkeys taken on specially designated WMAs are bonus)
POACHER HOTLINE: West Tennessee: (800) 831-1173; Middle Tennessee: (800) 255- 8972; Cumberland Plateau: (800) 241-0767; East Tennessee: (800) 831-1174

TEXAS

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.tpwd.texas.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (800) 792-1112
TURKEY POPULATION: Rio Grande – 500,000 / Eastern – 8,000 / Merriam’s – 500
2015 HARVEST: 23,281
SEASON DATES: Varies (check regulations)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until half-hour after sunset
BAG LIMIT: Four (no more than one Eastern turkey)
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 792-GAME

UTAH

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: wildlife.utah.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (801) 538-4700
TURKEY POPULATION: Rio Grande – 10,350 / Merriam’s – 7,590 / Hybrid 5,060
2015 HARVEST: 3,474
SEASON DATES: April 28 to April 30 (youth); May 1-31 (regular); April 8-27 (limited-entry)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until half-hour after sunset
BAG LIMIT: One bearded turkey
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 662-DEER

VERMONT

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.vtfishandwildlife.com
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (802) 241-3700
TURKEY POPULATION: 30,000 to 50,000 2016 HARVEST: 5,537
SEASON DATES: April 23-24 (youth); May 1-31 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to 5 p.m. (youth); Half-hour before sunrise until noon (regular)
BAG LIMIT: Two bearded turkeys
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 75-ALERT

VIRGINIA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.dgif.virginia.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (804) 367-1000
TURKEY POPULATION: 175,000
2016 HARVEST: 17,243
SEASON DATES: April 1-2 (youth); April 8 to May 13 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until noon (April 8-30); Half-hour before sunrise to sunset (May 1-13)
BAG LIMIT: Three bearded turkeys per license year
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 237-5712

WASHINGTON

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.wdfw.wa.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (360) 902-2200
TURKEY POPULATION: Merriam’s – 19,847 / Rio Grande 8,397 / Eastern – 229
2015 HARVEST: 4,561
SEASON DATES: April 1-2 (youth); April 15 to May 31 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise until sunset
BAG LIMIT: Three gobblers or bearded turkeys (check regulations for region-specific limits)
POACHER HOTLINE: (877) 933-9847

WEST VIRGINIA

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: www.wvdnr.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (304) 558-2771
TURKEY POPULATION: 90,000
2016 HARVEST: 10,369
SEASON DATES: April 15 (youth); April 17 to May 13 (regular)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to 1 p.m.
BAG LIMIT: Two bearded turkeys
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) NET-GAME; www.wvdnr.gov/lenforce/poachers.shtm

WISCONSIN

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: dnr.wi.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (888) 936-7463
TURKEY POPULATION: 350,000
2016 HARVEST: 45,501
SEASON DATES: April 15-16 (youth); April 19 to May 30 (check regulations for period dates)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to sunset
BAG LIMIT: One per permit (limited permits in each zone)
POACHER HOTLINE: (800) 847-9367

WYOMING

GAME AGENCY WEBSITE: wgfd.wyo.gov
AGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (307) 777-4600
TURKEY POPULATION: Merriam’s – 10,800 / Rio Grande – 2,700 / Hybrid – 1,500
SEASON DATES: Varies (check regulations)
HOURS: Half-hour before sunrise to sunset
BAG LIMIT: One bearded turkey; Hunters may possess up to three licenses, provided no more than one is a general license
POACHER HOTLINE: (877) WGFDTIP (in Wyoming) or (307) 777-4330 (out-of-state)

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