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Our friends from Primos Hunting Calls came to Nebraska to hunt turkeys and had a great time. Watch a Turkey Tour Video of Nebraska Turkey Hunting.

The New Turkey Guide is available

Find information on the Spring and Fall seasons as well as permit pricing and youth hunting information. Download your copy today

Upcoming Workshops

Want to Stay Informed and Up-to-Date with Your Skills?

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The return of the wild turkey to Nebraska, other states that historically had turkey populations and to states outside the turkey's historic range is one of the great success stories of wildlife management.

Turkey Distribution Map

The wild turkey was extirpated from Nebraska by about 1915. The modern history of wild turkeys in Nebraska began with releases in 1959. The population prospered, especially in the Merriams subspecies and hybrid birds, and the turkey's range now includes most major river drainages and the pine ridge. Small, isolated populations are found in appropriate habitat outside the primary

The wild turkey is the largest upland game bird in North America. Adult Merriam's toms taken in the fall season average 18 pounds and adult hens average 10 pounds. Hybrid birds can be heavier weighing more than 25 pounds.

Most of Nebraska's turkey hunting takes place on private land, and preseason scouting to establish and renew landowner contacts and locate flocks are the first steps to a successful hunt.

Turkey Surveys

| Wild Turkey Status Reports 2009-2010|
| Turkey Hunter Survey Report Fall 2010 |
| Spring Turkey Hunter Survey |
| 2008 Spring Turkey Hunter Email Survey |
| 2008 Fall Turkey Hunter Survey |
| 2007 Spring Turkey Hunter Email Survey |
| 2006 Spring Turkey Hunter Survey--Results |

Cooking That Turkey

OUTDOOR NEBRASKA: Spineless Turkey
Rob Mattoch of Omaha is an Executive Chef for Brix and Taste Restaurants of Omaha.
Be it your domestic or wild turkey, he offers up this tip to hasten the oven time for your bird.

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