Wild Turkey Season In The Brainerd Lakes Area

Brainerd Lakes Area Has Excellent Turkey Hunting Opportunities

The Wild Eastern Turkey is something that within the last 25 years has made a bounce back from its former decline in numbers. Throughout the central and lower parts of Minnesota Turkey have become a common sighting, including here in the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area. 

There are two ways one may approach the hunting of a Turkey. Either with a bow or a firearm. These both require different Licenses which may be purchased in multiple ways. Please visit the MN DNR website to see how you may acquire one. 

Turkeys have 3 different seasons where they may be harvested during. Archery’s season has two sessions taking place in the fall, one leading into early winter. Whereas firearms users then have two sessions occurring in spring and fall. 

Turkeys are a bird in which may be some of the most challenging to hunt. They are very aware of their surroundings and change behavior seasonally. During the spring Turkeys will respond to calls and changing the way you call may peak different turkeys' interests. During the fall however they are much more elusive and don’t take to calling as well. Your best bet is finding traces of recent activity and sitting patiently for this bird of habit to come waddling on by.  

The Brainerd Lakes Area has a great number of places from which you may hunt. Click on this link to see some of these places you may choose to access.  

Good luck for those of you who choose to take part in the festivities of Turkey hunting.