Turkey General Any Weapon Season

Unit 18
Regular Turkey Tag Unlimited Tags

8/30/2019 - 12/31/2019

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Either-sex Wild Turkey
Either sex may be taken.
Shotgun or Archery
No person shall take upland game birds:
  • Except wild turkey, from one-half (1/2) hour after sunset to one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise. Wild turkey shall not be taken between sunset and one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise.
  • With a trap, snare, net, crossbow, or firearms EXCEPT a shotgun using shells not exceeding three and one-half (3-1/2) inches maximum length, slingshot, hand-held or thrown missiles, EXCEPT forest grouse. Forest grouse shall not be taken with a trap, snare, net, or crossbow. Crossbow may be used to take forest grouse by a person who possesses a Disabled Persons Archery Hunting Permit or a Special Weapon Reasonable Modification Hunting Permit authorizing use of a crossbow or by a person hunting in an area where crossbow is a lawful method of take for big game.
  • From any watercraft.
  • By the use or aid of any electronic call.
  • By the aid of baiting. Bait is defined as any substance placed to attract upland game birds.
  • When hunting on Wildlife Management Areas where pheasants are stocked without wearing at least thirty-six (36) square inches of visible hunter orange above the waist.

In addition to the methods listed above, wild turkey may not be taken:
  • With lead shot exceeding BB size.
  • With steel shot exceeding T size.
  • By the use of dogs, except during fall hunts.


The daily bag limit is two bearded turkeys per day in the spring. In the fall, the daily bag limit is equal to the number of tags possessed. No more than two bearded turkeys may be taken per spring. The most tags one hunter may possess in one year is six.

Unit 18
All of Unit 18. Area Size: 180,782 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 18

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Turkey - General Tag
  • Adult Turkey - Extra Tag*
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Turkey Tag
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Junior Mentored Turkey Tag
  • Adult Turkey - General Tag
  • Adult Turkey - Extra Tag*
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

A valid hunting license is required for all hunting and trapping activities.
* Indicates this item is optional.

Where to purchase

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Surface Management

For government land, these data show the managing agency of the land, which may or not be the same as the owning agency.

Graph illustrating 75.98 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 137,356 acres   76%
Graph illustrating 20.05 percent Private 36,248 acres   20.1%
Graph illustrating 1.99 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 3,602 acres   2%
Graph illustrating 1.15 percent State of Idaho 2,076 acres   1.1%
Graph illustrating 0.52 percent Other 946 acres   0.5%
Graph illustrating 0 percent State of Idaho 7 acres   0%

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Land management via Inside Idaho

Access Yes! Properties

Access Yes! is Fish and Game program designed to improve hunting and fishing access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.

No properties are currently available in this hunt area.
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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.