DWR Press Release
Price — If you’ve ever wanted to hunt wild turkeys, but not knowing the basics is holding you back, here’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss.
The Division of Wildlife Resources will host a turkey hunting seminar on March 17 at its office in Price, 319 N. Carbonville Road. The seminar, which will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., is absolutely free. No pre-registration is required.
The seminar will include presentations by experienced turkey hunters on everything you need to know to bag a gobbler. Topics include:
· Where to find Merriam’s and Rio Grande turkeys in Utah
· How to tell a mature gobbler from a juvenile or a hen
· Turkey habitat and food preferences
· Daily and seasonal behavior patterns
· The best hunting equipment and accessories
· How to call in a turkey or stalk one that won’t come to your call
“Utah’s turkey population is doing very well, and opportunities for hunters are plentiful, especially in southeastern Utah,” says regional DWR Outreach Manager Morgan Jacobsen. “Even if you’ve hunted turkeys before, this seminar will cover tactics that will make you more proficient in the field this spring.”
For more information about the March 17 seminar, call DWR Regional Wildlife Recreation Specialist Walt Maldonado at 435-820-8147, or follow Division of Wildlife Resources: Southeastern Utah on Facebook.
Get a turkey permit
In Utah, turkeys are hunted in April and May. Permits for the April season are available only through a drawing. You can buy a permit for the statewide general season, however, anytime between now and when the hunt ends. General-season permits are available at www.wildlife.utah.gov. They’re also available at hunting license agent locations and DWR offices.
For more information on season dates and permits, see page 6 of the 2016 – 17 Utah Upland Game & Turkey Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks. You can also get a copy at hunting license agent locations and DWR offices.