Wild Turkey


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    Talkin' Turkey to Teachers-- Project WILD Workshop Scheduled Later this Month

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is bringing back a popular Project WILD teacher’s workshop to southeast Idaho, and it’s “flying” in just in time for Thanksgiving. “WILD About Turkeys” is scheduled for Friday, October 27, from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and then  most of the day on Saturday, October 28.  The workshop will take place in part at the Idaho Fish and Game office in Pocatello, with a field trip and other activities sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation to take place in McCammon.

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    Leftover turkey controlled hunt permits available July 17

    Idaho turkey hunters have one last shot at 124 leftover fall turkey controlled hunt permits that will be available first-come, first served starting at 10 am MDT, July 17 at all Fish and Game license vendors, online at https://idfg.idaho.gov, or by calling 800-554-8685.

    Available permits by hunt number are:

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    Controlled hunt results available, pick up tags by August 1

    Big game hunters who were successful in drawing controlled hunt tags for deer, elk, pronghorn, fall turkey and black bear have until midnight Mountain Daylight Time, Tuesday, August 1 to buy their tags.

    Applicants can find out if they drew a tag by checking the controlled hunt drawing results on the Idaho Fish and Game web site at http://idfg.idaho.gov/CH.

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    Big game controlled hunt drawing results online

    Hunters who applied for elk, deer, pronghorn, fall turkey and black bear controlled hunts can check online to see whether they were successful in the recent computerized drawing.

    Drawing results are now available at: http://idfg.idaho.gov/CH.

    Applicants can enter their hunting license number and follow three simple steps to find out instantly if they were successful or not in the drawing. Traffic on the website may be heavy at times, so please be patient.

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    June 5 is last day to apply for big game controlled hunts

    Hunters have until midnight Monday, June 5 to apply for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear and turkey controlled hunts.

    Apply now

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    Big game controlled hunt application period begins

    The application period for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, fall black bear and fall turkey controlled hunts begins May 1 and runs through June 5.

    Apply now

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    Spring turkey hunting outlook: fair to good; general season opens April 15

    Hunters may see some access problems due to lingering snow and flooding that damaged some roads. 

  • Flooding Limits Fort Boise WMA Access

    Sustained flood waters along the Boise and Snake Rivers continue to limit public access to Fish and Game’s Fort Boise Wildlife Management Area (WMA).


    Wildlife biologist and WMA manager Tyler Archibald noted that the road to the Snake River boat ramp is closed due to flooding and that many of the WMA’s upland areas are underwater, limiting walk-in access.

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    Turkey and black bear general seasons begin April 15

    Idaho's spring turkey and black bear general seasons open April 15 in much of state, with turkey seasons running through May 25 and spring black bear seasons closing dates vary.

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    Youth turkey hunt begins April 8

    Youth turkey hunters get an early shot as Idaho's general season youth turkey hunt runs Saturday, April 8 through Friday, April 14.

Wild Turkey

Meleagris gallopavo

IDAPA Classification: Upland Game Bird
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