HELENA – Montana’s spring male turkey season opens this Saturday. Turkey hunters can purchase a turkey license for a general area at FWP offices, license providers or online.

The 2023 turkey regulations are included in the 2023 Upland Game Bird Regulations Booklet. Regulations are available at FWP offices, license providers and online at fwp.mt.gov.

When transporting a spring turkey in the state on Montana, hunters must keep one leg and foot naturally attached for evidence of sex. Montana law requires landowner permission for hunting on all private land.

All Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program enrollments are currently closed and only open during the fall hunting season. Similarly, most Block Management Areas are also closed, but some open for spring turkey and spring bear opportunities. No shed hunting, hiking or other recreational activities are allowed on these properties without landowner permission. Be sure to check the FWP website for the dates and locations these properties open. Visit fwp.mt.gov/hunt/access/blockmanagement for more information.

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