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Turkey Hunting

​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. ​

Now Accepting Spri​ng Turkey Limited Licenses Applications​

​Hunters can apply for spring limited turkey licenses online, where the system will correct most application errors. They can also apply by mail with a paper application found in the middle of the hardcopy brochure, available at CPW offices​ and license agents. The application deadline is February 9​​

​If you make a mist​ake on your application, please fill out the Application Corrections form​. All applications corrections must be submitted by 11:59pm MST February 15, 2017.​

The​ 2017-2018 season begins April 8.​​​

Late Season Turkey Hunting

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. The late season hunts offer another chance to bag birds on private land — just get owner permission first.​​

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.

Double Team Tactics

TEAM UP to take a turkey by effectively stationing​ yourself, a hunting partner and a decoy.​