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Hunting Opportunities: Wild Turkey

Vermont boasts the best wild turkey hunting in New England. A spring gobbler season allows two bearded birds to be taken Statewide and a fall season provides the opportunity for one bird of either sex to be taken in specified WMU's.

Wild turkeys are considered "Big Game" under Vermont law, and after hunting them you will easily understand why. Flocks of up to 50 have been counted in late winter, but when hunting season comes in May, their prowess in avoiding the hunter puts them way ahead of any small game species and certainly on a par with deer and bear.

Prime turkey habitat consists of a mix of agricultural land and forested areas. Areas where working dairy farms abut mature stands of nut-bearing oak and hickory trees are especially productive. These conditions are most common in the southwestern foothills, southern Champlain Valley, and low-land portions of the eastern foothills. However, wherever one hunts the key to success is pre-season scouting and securing landowner permission.
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Printable 2014 Turkey Hunting Guide »

For current hunting seasons and dates, click here.




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