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Wild Turkey Winter Hunting

January 06, 2023 3 min read

Wild Turkey Winter Hunting

Did anybody say wild turkey in winters!! For some reason it seems to be very odd to many hunters as it is generally believed that turkey hunting is only meant for spring, but you can also enjoy your favorite game bird in winters too.

Our blogs on wild turkey was about subspecies of wild turkey, best wild turkey hunting states and get ready for the turkey hunting adventure. This time we bring some tactics and best states for winter turkey hunting.

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Best Time to Hunt Wild Turkey in Winters:

It is generally considered that the best time to hunt the game animal mostly depends upon the state and its weather conditions. One pro-tip is that chase the turkeys when they are active and searching for food, to mean during the calm hours of the day, specially in the early morning and in the afternoon

Outfit for Turkey Hunting in Winters:

Winter hunting requires extra comfort when you are in the field, so you can be more focused on your hunt. Lelex Shop has amazing collection of turkey apparel which can be used as base layer as well as outer layer to keep you comfortable and warm.

Tactics for Winter Turkey Hunting:

If you are approaching turkey in winter, there are two popular tactics which hunters adopt for successful adventure,

  • Break the flock
  • Attract their attention toward you

For the first practice, you need to break the group and scatter birds in different directions and then call them to grab their attention. While the second tactic is to sit in the areas where they feed or hunt and wait with do calling in between different intervals to gain their attention without making them scare.

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Be sure you are aiming at the animal you got the permit to hunt because winter is the season for other small game animals like rabbits and squirrels.

Best States For Winter Turkey Winter Hunting:

Here is a list of the top 5 states which offer the best wild turkey hunting trips to enjoy your winter vacations.

  • Nebraska
  • Maryland
  • Kansas
  • Florida
  • Virginia 


Nebraska's turkey archery season runs through mid of September till the end of January. Nebraska has a healthy population of wild turkey, specially the Merriam’s. For wild turkey winter hunting, this state is everyone’s top pick.


Maryland winter turkey hunt season is not too long, but only three days mark the dates on your hunting calendar as these three days will satisfy your winter hunting quest, shotguns, crossbow, air guns all type of hunting is legal from January 21 to January 23.

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The sunflower sate is always on the hunter list as the winter turkey hunting season lasts till the end of January and the state has plenty of game birds. 


The state is a gem of the United States for hunting and fishing in all seasons. Although Florida is considered as one of the best states for spring turkey hunting state, but the sunshine state has amazing winter hunting opportunities for those who love the adventure of winter hunting.

The season here starts from Jan 3 till Jan 23rd in different zones. Muzzleloaders, air guns, crossbows, pistols, rifles are all allowed but make sure you have knowledge about which zone you are hunting in.


Old Dominion state offers you to hunt turkey from January 9-23 but only in two zones, all sort of hunting equipment and even hounds hunting is legal.


Go to your turkey hunting trip and enjoy the traditional delicious dinner before the season end.

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