We are Your Source for Hunting Turkey in Kentucky!
There’s nothing more exciting than hunting these beautiful,
Eastern Wild Turkeys in the rolling hills of Western
Kentucky. The gobble of a boss tom sounding off
from the rolling hills, ridge tops or river bottoms
Kentucky is hard to escape. Once you've experienced
it you'll have it in your blood from then on out.
Kentucky is rated one of the top states to hunt Eastern Wild turkeys. KY also boasts one of the higher hunter success rates in the country. With a limit of 2 bearded turkey and a season that runs from the Saturday closest to April 15th for 23 consecutive days, making it one of the longer spring seaons in the midwest.
Turkey Hunting is an exciting challenge. It
is very rewarding to experience what turkey hunting
has to offer, whether a successful hunt has been had
or not. We will work to accomplish both for you. Most seasons we maintain 100% opportunity and nearly 100% success. Unfortunately we see the occassional miss or a client moving at the wrong time, which impacts our overall success. And to be black and white about things, there are times when we fail to put a bird in front of a hunter.
we stay on top of our turkey throughout
the year. This affords us to be able to measure our
spring breeding results as we head into fall. We place
trail cams throughout
the year to keep tabs on the turkey populations we have on each property.
Beginning in January we begin keeping up with fall flocks as they transition from winter into Spring. Birds will begin to break up from winter flocks in late February then move into breeding mode by mid-March and continuing on for several weeks.
Let WKO help you bag your longbeard in 2018, Booking Hunts Now!!!
The 2018 season should get set to run April 14th through May 6, 2018. These dates will not officially get set until later in the year during one of the KDFWR commissioner meetings. Once determined we will update the site of the official dates. If you are interested in the opening hunt and book the opening hunt, those dates are yours once set. Same goes for a Second weekend, or Third weekend.
Our turkey hunts are great
for any skill level. From someone just starting out turkey hunting and has never hunted them before or an experienced Grand Slam turkey
Many clients hunt with us for the opportunity to learn, kill their first turkey or perhaps kill their first bird being called into the setup.
Other clients are hunters who do not have good areas to hunt, no huntable turkey populations and more than a few come here to kill a bird in Kentucky to be able to mark the state off their list.
WKO staff spends time with hunters helping them understand
the reasons behind what we did on a particular hunt.
We will discuss scouting, setups, turkey sign, the various
calls, turkey sounds and what it really takes to get
a bird within gun range.
Kentucky turkey hunts begin at first light, most often
after a gobbler is roosted the night before. Our setups
at first light most often deal with a roosted gobbler.
If success is not found shortly after fly down, we will
shift gears and move to known areas that the turkey will
use. This may include strut zones, dusting bowls, fields,
ridge tops or bottom areas. As the day progresses our
game plan will change as the gobblers do. Early to mid
afternoon can provide some of the best turkey action there
is to find. And with being able to hunt from sunrise to
sunset, often an old long beard can be fired up late in
the evening on his return to roost and an attempt to assemble
hens for the following days breeding regiment.
style of hunting will depend on what we feel the birds
dictate on any particular day. It may require us to “run
and gun” and cover some ground. We could also find ourselves
set up, blind calling and waiting for a gobbler to slip
in on days where birds are not vocal. If birds are not
responsive we will try glassing fields and setting up
on any spotted birds to allow us the best opportunity
at harvesting. Although challenging,
WE WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO STALK ANY BIRDS for safety
reasons. We are not affraid to hunt hard. We can hunt all day in Kentucky during Spring turkey season.
This Kentucky bird was the result of a successful late
morning hunt. It was a typical henned up hunt where the
gobblers were consumed with hens until late morning. As
the hens left the gobblers for nesting, this bird got
fired up and was called to gun with some excited cutting.
Don't forget Kentucky has a FALL TURKEY season. Western Kentucky Outdoors
books fall turkey hunts by the day.
Fall turkey Archery season runs from early September
through mid January. A week Fall shotgun season occurs in
both October and December.
Fall Turkey hunts have high success with most years being nearly 100%. Each shotgun segment
runs 7 days. A 2-bird limit/ 4 bird total with no more
than 1 containing a beard greater than 3 inches is allowed.
Two birds are allowed by archery and two with a shotgun.
Winter flocks can have upwards of 100 birds or more
during the fall and winter here in Kentucky. This leads
to experiencing a lot of bird vocalization and supports
learning more about the birds as they communicate with
Have you thought about Bowhunting turkey? Or maybe it's how you turkey hunt?
One of the
hardest things to accomplish with a bow is harvesting
a wild turkey with stick and string.
Give us a call and let us set you up on a Spring or Fall long beard in Kentucky.
have hunted turkey in Kentucky for over 27 years and have turkey hunted in 21 states and Mexico for all for all the
subspecies, Completing World Slams with Archery and Shotgun, while also taking Muzzleloader Grand Slams..
We can help you with a hunt here in Kentucky,
as well as, states such as Alabama, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas,
Nebraska, Indiana, Illiniois, Tennessee, South Carolina, South Dakota
and Old Mexico.