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Turkey Hunting
Turkey Hunting
Male turkey displaying
Please Read: License Refund Changes​
  • ​Refund applications due 30 days prior to season start.
  • $15 refund processing fee to cover administration costs.​​​

​>> Read the full refund update.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​Late Season Turkey Hunting and 2017 Brochure

A late season runs December 15, 2016 - mid-January 2017 for private-land only hunts​ in specific units. These are unlimited in number and over-the-counter. Get landowner permission before buying a tag. See page 5 of the 2016 brochure for more details. 

The 2017 Regulations Brochure should be published late December. Please check back for updated season dates, fees and regulations.

Turkey Hunting in Colorado

Turkey hunting is growing in popularity throughout North America, and Colorado offers exceptional hunting opportunities for two sub-species of these remarkable birds. In this video, hunters will learn safety tips, techniques and strategies for hunting both the native Merriam’s wild turkeys of the mountains and the Rio Grande wild turkeys of the Plains. 

Turkey Hunting 101 Clinics

If you are a novice turkey hunter and are interested in learning more, a free Turkey Hunting 101 clinic can give you a place to start. Hunting tips, how to obtain a license, calling techniques and gear used by the Colorado turkey hunter are covered. Learn about Rios and Merriam's; how to roost a bird and learn to strut your stuff. 

To find dates, locations and registration information, see outreach clinics.​