NC 2018 Turkey Season is Almost Here!

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If a turkey hunter had written a beloved classic song, the words would likely read something like “nothing could be finer than to be in North Carolina on the opening morning of turkey season.” With the 2018 turkey season set to run April 14th through May 12, 2018, novice and veteran hunters alike are already gearing up for some stellar hunting in some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. If you plan to join the fun this season, here are some helpful tips to get you started. Visit the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission here.

NC Turkey Hunting SeasonLook for the Chufa 

Great food sources attract the interest of turkey flocks and keeps them coming back for more. In addition to traditional food plot crops, like wheat, milo, and corn, North Carolina landowners have found that adding a sedge crop like chufa will bring the big birds running. 

According to information from the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), wild turkey flocks actually consume the tubers from the mature chufa plant. This means that turkeys are still eating the previous year’s crop during the spring turkey hunting season, giving hunters an excellent opportunity to locate them by paying attention to available food sources.  

Learning the Area 

North Carolina is huge, with property types ranging from wooded hills and meadows to livestock and crop farms and residential real estate. For turkey hunters who are not familiar with the state, the task of finding a great place to hunt the big gobblers can seem overwhelming. 

Solving this problem is easiest by choosing to work with residents of the area who have the knowledge you need. A good place to begin is by contacting a local real estate brokerage whose agents are as serious about turkey hunting as you are. Gardner Reynolds and Frank Gombatz of Legacy Farms and Ranches of North Carolina TM look forward to turkey season each year and thoroughly enjoy helping both resident and visiting hunters learn more about the area. 

Whether you need some help securing a guided hunt or have a question about turkey hunting in general, Gardner and Frank can help you find the information you need. And if you find yourself addicted to the North Carolina lifestyle, as visiting turkey hunters often do, they can help you with that, too, by finding you a perfect farm, ranch, or parcel of land to call your very own. Now get packing, because turkey season is just around the corner!