Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The general season youth turkey hunt runs Monday, April 8, through Sunday, April 14.
Youths who are 10 to 15 years old on April 8 may participate in the general season youth hunt. All youth hunters must have a valid hunting license, and they must be accompanied by a licensed adult 18 years of age or older who must be close enough to be within normal conversation or hearing range without shouting or the aid of electronic devices.
The general spring turkey hunts open April 15 and runs through May 25. Dates vary for controlled hunts, listed in the Upland Game brochure.
Turkey hunting seasons and rules are part of the Upland Game Rules book and can be found in printed form at all Fish and Game offices and at license vendors statewide. The brochure is also on the Fish and Game website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/docs/rules/uplandTurkey.pdf in PDF format.
The brochure includes maps showing the general areas of wild turkey distribution across Idaho.
Hunters also can use the convenient Idaho Hunt Planner, found in the hunting section of the Website, where detailed maps are available.
Hunters must have a valid Idaho hunting license and turkey tag. They may buy two turkey tags - one general and one extra tag - for the spring season before May 26.
Resident adults pay $19.75 for the first tag and $12.25 for an extra tag. Discounted tags for youth, seniors and disabled veterans are $10.75. Nonresident turkey tags cost $80, except for junior mentored tags priced at $19.75.
Turkey hunting requires special attention to safety in the field. Hunting information and safety tips are found on the turkey pages on the Fish and Game website listed above.