The Fat Lady Is Warming Up

Photo (NWTF)-SZ Post 11-18-08 Though many autumn turkey seasons are done in the Northeast where I’ve hunted them this fall, I’m still at it in New Hampshire where the bow-only opportunity on either-sex birds continues until Dec. 15. Wish me luck.

Here’s a three-fer of places where you can still down a turkey:

Virginia: How cool is it for a state to offer a variety of fall turkey seasons (into the New Year for the latest one), including a one-day hunt on Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day? Two-turkey limit. Dogs: legal 

Arkansas: Though the fall turkey gun season is done until spring down where SZ regular “Dirty” hunts, archery/crossbow opportunities run until February 28, 2009 in all zones. You heard right. In some ways it’s just getting started. An estimated 110,000 turkeys roost here.

Kansas: Staggered “Sunflower State” fall/winter turkey seasons run from 10/1-12/3; 12/15-31; and 1/5/09-1/31. You’ll need hunter ed. proof if born after July 1, 1957. Limit: one turkey permit, and three turkey game tags per hunter valid in Unit 2. Dogs are also legal. —Steve Hickoff