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
Printable 2013 Turkey Hunting Guide »
For current hunting seasons and dates, click here.