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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
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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.
Cooking That Turkey
OUTDOOR NEBRASKA: Spineless
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.