Wild Turkey Feeding

Is it lawful to feed wild turkeys from a broadcast feeder on private property in Idaho?

Answer: 

There is nothing in Idaho Fish and Game code or rule that prohibits the feeding of games birds.  However, it is prohibited by rule to hunt upland game birds by use of bait, which is defined as "any substance placed to attract upland game birds".  Also, keep in mind that overcrowding issues can develop by feeding wild animals, which can cause unintentional problems.
We do not encourage feeding wild animals.

Answered on: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 6:00 PM MST