Still Time to Hunt Turkeys in Utah

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There’s still time to hunt turkeys in Utah this spring. The general statewide turkey hunt runs until May 31.

DWR Press Release

If you’d like to get into Utah’s backcountry and hunt turkeys this spring, but you don’t have a permit yet, no problem: there’s still plenty of time to hunt. And plenty of permits are available.

Utah’s general statewide turkey hunt runs until May 31. Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says reports he’s received from the field indicate turkey hunting has been excellent this spring.  “We’ve been getting lots of positive feedback from hunters,” he says. “They’re hearing and seeing lots of turkeys this year.”

If you’d like to get in on the action—and hunt turkeys right away—buy your permit from a hunting license agent or a DWR office

If you buy a permit at www.wildlife.utah.gov, you won’t be able to hunt until your permit arrives in the mail. It will probably take a few days for your permit to arrive.

Tips and tactics

Tips and tactics to help you take a turkey—including videos that cover the basics of turkey hunting—are available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/turkeys.

More information about hunting turkeys in Utah is also available in the 2015 – 2016 Utah Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks.

“Don’t miss the chance to get into the backcountry and hunt turkeys this spring,” Robinson says. “May is a great month to be outdoors with your family and friends. The weather is nice, and there are plenty of turkeys to hunt.”

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