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What state - spring Turkey #8479728 12/18/21 10:01 PM
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What state would you say is the most accessible with a good chance at a diy spring turkey hunt? I’ve hunted Nebraska before. Thinking I might try New Mexico this year but just starting to research….

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Good question. Texas has a lot of public land for eastern birds but really low success. Never tried out of state but have thought about it.

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We have some decent Merriam's hunting on public lands, rios too. Some tags are draw but good OTC turkey hunting too.

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I would lean strong to researching areas in Kansas. Lots of accessible public land and a large Turkey population. I know on my bird hunts into Kansas, I see Turkeys all the time. Way more than any state I have hunted in.

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Here’s the list I have so far.

New Mexico, Kansas, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and Oklahoma (black kettle).

I’ve done ok at black kettle on quail before but never saw a turkey. So that’s probably last on my list. But I read today It can be good confused2

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We had turkey out the wazzoo in southwest Virginia growing up, but I was a resident hunting private land so not sure about out of state public. Might be worth looking into though.

https://www.wfxrtv.com/news/outdoor...irginia-three-local-counties-in-top-ten/

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Originally Posted by cbump
What state would you say is the most accessible with a good chance at a diy spring turkey hunt? I’ve hunted Nebraska before. Thinking I might try New Mexico this year but just starting to research….

Oklahoma and Kansas.
I’ve hunted both. Had a good time on each. Timing is everything.

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We used an outfitter out of Colorado to get private, unguided access in NM one year and took 2 nice toms.

https://www.lobooutfitters.com/turkey

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