Spring Turkey Hunting
The spring time can mean warmer weather, fresh growth, and longer days. For serious hunters the spring time can also mean that it’s time to gear up for turkey hunting. This additive hunt can be challenging, and requires the best practices and equipment.
This is due to the fact that wild turkey’s senses are extremely keen. They have been known to have the best eyesight and hearing the woods, and hunters are no exception. Turkey will flee the scene at the slightest hint of danger and utilizing patience and expertise is crucial. However these challenging aspects are what make spring turkey hunting a favorite amongst avid hunters.
Following an American tradition, spring turkey hunting can be discovered across the United States. For more information about your state’s exact season, rules, and regulation check with your states official fish and wildlife service. Be sure specifically check the dates and permits involved in the opening turkey hunting season.
Below is a list of the top states for spring turkey hunting and their 2013 seasons. Don’t live in these areas? Check out the guided hunts available in each state to plan your hunting getaway.
Top States for Spring Turkey Hunting (2013 Open Seasons):
- Missouri: April 15th -May 5th, 2013
- Tennessee: March 30 – May 12, 2013
- South Dakota: April 13 – May 19, 2013
- Florida: March 2nd– April 21st
- Kansas: April 10 – May 31, 2013 (regular season)
- Oklahoma: April 6 – May 6, 2013
- Pennsylvania: April 27-May 31, 2013
- Texas: Apr. 15-May 14, 2013
- Wisconsin: April 10th – May 21st (Periods A-F)
- Alabama: March 15 – April 30
For junior seasons, bag limits, and specific zone dates check with each states fish and wildlife advisory committee.
As with any hunting season be sure to practice the best safety precautions; this includes your hearing. Having the proper fitting and functioning hearing protection while shooting can make a big difference when on a challenging hunt. Check out ESP America’s line of electronic hearing protection for hunters to complete your safety checklist today!