Fall Turkey Transition Time

You've put some venison in the freezer, and need something to do. Spring turkey seasons are a winter away. Check your state's website because there might be an opportunity available right now. For starters, Strut Zone's Fearsome Threesome of fall/winter turkey hunting might give you some road-tripping ideas.

Virginia, for instance, has wide-ranging regional opportunities for fall wild turkeys, including a special Thanksgiving Day hunt November 26. Is that cool or what? Other hunting zones are available in December, even into early January.

Kentucky is another great state to consider. Autumn/winter turkey opportunities here include these remaining season dates--shotgun: Dec. 5-11, 2009; archery: open through Jan. 18, 2010; crossbow: available until Dec. 31, 2009.

Wisconsin might be the great secret in fall turkey hunting opportunity. The 2009 fall turkey hunting season ran from September 12 - November 19. That was until the proposal to add an extended fall season for Zones 1-5 was approved. The 2009 fall (winter) turkey extended hunting season for Zones 1-5 only will now run from November 30 - December 31, 2009. Go here for more info: http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/HUNT/turkey/

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