3 SCHEDULE YOUR HUNTS Spring turkey season opens first in Florida, beginning in early March, with many Deep South states opening later that month, followed in April by most Eastern, Midwest and Western states, and finally by Northeastern and upper Midwest states in May. If you're in a state that doesn't open until April, you'll probably want to hit Florida first, followed by your home state. Then you can target the other two subspecies you need. You'll have time. If you live in a state with Easterns that doesn't open until May, you'll definitely want to hit Florida first, followed by areas that hold Rios and Merriams. Finish up at home.