Pennsylvania Turkey Hunting Guides

Pennsylvania is home to the eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris), which can be found in every Pennsylvania county. The eastern wild turkey is the most widely distributed, abundant and hunted turkey subspecies of the five distinct subspecies found in the United States. It inhabits the eastern half of the country and is primarily found in the hardwood and mixed forests from New England and southern Canada to northern Florida and west to Texas, Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota.  Click on the links below to learn more about wild turkey hunts in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Turkey Hunting Guides & Outfitters
41 Rocky Lane
New Ringgold, PA 17960
The Big Oak Whitetail Ranch has 2 locations, 1 in western central Pennsylvania and 1 in north eastern Pennsylvania. Both of our locations are hunter friendly and are home to a variety of species. Our specialty are Whitetail deer and elk. Learn or polish up on your calling skills!
20 Riverside Drive
Warren, PA 16365
Cherry Ridge is the largest hunting ranch east of the Mississippi River. Located in the Allegheny National Forest of Pennsylvania, Cherry Ridge is approximately 2,800 acres of rugged and clear hunting ground. Our specialty is Whitetail!
29 Radio Rd.
Hanover, PA 17331
Welcome to Parr's Hunt'n Whitetail website. We specialize in Bow, Slug Gun and Muzzleloader hunts in Illinois and Iowa. After extensive research using Pope & Young, Boone & Crockett, many conversations with hunters, contact with the DNR and much, much more, we have developed exclusive multi-year contracts with private land owners in prime counties. If you aren't aware, there is only 5% public hunting land in these states. Parr's offers hunts for Deer, Elk, Bear and Turkey.
R.D. #2, Box 129L, Rt. 322
Reynoldsville, PA 15851
Rathmel Run Hunting Preserve is the newest and largest hunting preserve in all of western Pennsylvania. With nearly 1,000 acres of enclosure and 1,100 acres of open hunting, you are sure to have a successful and adventuresome hunt. Meals, lodging, transportation, plus an experienced guide for your hunt are all included in your stay here at Rathmel Run. Enjoy a hunt for elk, whitetatil, turkey or upland game bird!
619 Leon Brown Road
Middlebury Center, PA 16935
Thunder Ridge Sporting Clays and Game Farm is a world class hunting and shooting preserve is nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Tioga County PA near the beautiful historic town of Wellsboro. Our goal is to provide our guests with a safe
1552 Mann Hill Rd
Tioga, PA 16946
Tioga Boar hunting offers fully guided trophy hunts for a large selection of big game such as boar, elk, stag, whitetail, fallow deer, sika deer, buffalo, ram, Spanish goat and Turkey. All of our guides are experienced and familiar with the land of north central Pennsylvania. New and young hunters are welcome!
RR 2 Box 571
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
At Turkey Valley Wing Shooting upland bird hunting is our passion and we strive to recreate the excitement of opening day pheasant season every time we step into the field. We do this with knowledgeable guides, experienced dogs and plenty of
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Pennsylvania Turkey Hunting News Minimize
Pennsylvania Fall Turkey Season Opening Soon
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is expecting hunters to encounter a sizeable wild turkey population when they head afield for the fall turkey season. However, hunters will need to carefully review the fall turkey season dates, which are outlined on page 35 of the 2011-12 Digest, as date structures have changed from previous years
Pennsylvania Game Commission Supports Sunday Hunting
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved a resolution to support repeal of the statutory prohibition on Sunday hunting. The vote on the resolution, which was proposed by Game Commissioner Jay Delaney Jr. and seconded by Game Commissioner Ralph A. Martone, was four in support, three opposed and one abstention. Those voting in support of the resolution were Game Commissioners Delaney, Martone, David J. Putnam and Robert W. Schlemmer. Those voting in opposition were Game Commissioners Thomas E. Boop, David W. Schreffler and Ronald A. Weaner. Game Commissioner Gregory J. Isabella abstained.

Pennsylvania Toughens Penalties Against Poachers
Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said, starting today, the Commonwealth has begun to reverse its reputation of being a state with minimal risks for chronic poachers as new penalties – including higher fines and possible jail time – go into effect.
NWTF Pennsylvania Board Member Buys Inaugural Elk Tag
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Sold! When the bidding frenzy finished, Pennsylvania National Wild Turkey Federation Board Member Jim Nyce, of Green Lane, Pa., had purchased the Pennsylvania Game Commission's inaugural conservation elk tag at the NWTF's National Convention in Nashville, Tenn., for $28,000.

The NWTF's National Convention and Sport Show, Feb. 19 through Feb. 22, drew a record 43,000 sportsmen and women from throughout North America. As part of its Grand National Celebrity live auction, NWTF put up for bid the antlered elk license, which is valid for use in any management zone open for Pennsylvania's upcoming elk hunt, Nov. 2-7.
Dress for Success - Fall Turkey Safety Tips
The best hunt is a SAFE hunt! Both novice and experienced sportsmen should continuously review basic safety practices. The fall turkey season requires different tactics and safety precautions from the spring gobbler season. Dressing right is the key to both safe and successful turkey hunting. While sitting still is most important, full camouflage helps hunters blend into the surroundings and elude the turkey's keen eyesight.
Access for Hunters with Disabilities Improves in Pennsylvania

Sportsmen and women with disabilities now have improved access to more than 650 acres of public hunting land near Woodcock Dam in Crawford County, Pa., thanks to construction of a handicapped-accessible parking lot and a 520-foot access road leading to the property.

Pennsylvania Judge Strikes Down Gun Control;

A Pennsylvania judge last week struck down a Philadelphia City Council ban on so-called "assault weapons" and a second ordinance limiting handgun purchases to one a month. Read NSSF's statement on the ruling.

NWTF’s Pa. Chapter Unveils Wild Turkey Strategic Plan

The National Wild Turkey Federation’s dedicated volunteers and the Pennsylvania Game Commission worked together tirelessly to pull off the greatest conservation success story in history — the restoration of the wild turkey.   What’s next for the wild turkey? The NWTF’s staff, grassroots volunteers, and agency partners have been working together to write the next chapter in the wild turkey success story — NWTF’s Pennsylvania Wild Turkey Strategic Plan.   The plan will not only ensure the continued success of the wild turkey, but at the same time it will improve habitat for a multitude of wildlife and plant species, while also focusing on providing more opportunities and access for hunters.   The plan is designed to help volunteers make informed decisions when spending their hard-earned Hunting Heritage Super Fund dollars to not only put them in the right places, but to make them go further with additional cooperator funds.

Prescribed Burns in Spring Improve Wild Turkey Habitat

Each spring, the National Wild Turkey Federation’s wildlife biologists hear the fears of concerned hunters who don't understand that prescribed burns in March and April -- months generally known as wild turkey nesting months -- are far more beneficial than harmful to wild turkey populations. However, the NWTF's wildlife biologists have research showing the years of improved nesting and brood habitat created by a growing season prescribed fire is far more important to the turkey population than the loss of a few nests.

Two Northeasterners Win National Women's Award

It's a tale of two women, hundreds of miles apart, yet they share a common goal: to introduce more women to traditional outdoors activities. Both Pennsylvania's Katrina Skrapits and Ohio's Cheryl LaRosa love the outdoors, mainly hunting, and they share their passions with hundreds of women each year.

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Turkey Hunting Quotes

The turkey Purr is often used in combination with the cluck call. The Purr is considered a content call hens make when they are calm or feeding.
- Turkey Calls 101