Turkey Controlled Hunt Upland Bird Season

Hunt Area 50-1
Turkey Controlled Hunt 9012 125 Tags

5/1/2018 - 5/25/2018

Species
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Bearded Tom Wild Turkey
Bearded turkeys only (Toms).
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.

Restrictions

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.

Map

Hunt Area 50-1
All of Units 50, 51, 58, 59, 59A, 60, 60A, 61, 62, 62A, 63, 63A, 64, 65, 66, 67 and 69. Area Size: 7,656,571 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 50 51 58 59 59A 60 60A 61 62 62A 63 63A 64 65 66 67 69

Statistics

Drawing Odds for 1st & 2nd Choice Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information 1st Choice 2nd Choice Total
Year Hunt# Area Draw* Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2018 9011 50-1 1 399 125 31 201 0 0 125 125
2018 9012 50-1 1 279 125 45 302 0 0 125 125
Source: Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

Drawing Odds for Resident & NonResident Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information Resident NonResident Total
Year Hunt# Area Draw* 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2018 9011 50-1 1 394 123 31 4 2 50 125 125
2018 9012 50-1 1 272 122 45 7 3 43 125 125
Source: Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Turkey - General Tag
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Turkey Tag
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee
  • Controlled Hunt Permit* (required if successful in drawing)
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Junior Mentored Turkey Tag
  • Adult Turkey - General Tag
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*
  • Controlled Hunt Permit* (required if successful in drawing)

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

Where to purchase

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