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 Spring Turkey Limited Licenses Applications
Hunters can apply for spring limited turkey licenses
, where the system will correct most application errors. They can also apply
with a paper application found in the middle of the hardcopy brochure, available at
and license agents
application deadline is February 9
If you make a mistake 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.