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    so if a non resident came up and saw a turkey could they hunt them or do they need t buy a hunting license

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    I'll be the first to say call ADF&G on this one.
    I would at least buy a small game license just to be safe.
    I hope this isn't some attempt to get around the law somehow.
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    I agree with Chris..

    ought to have a small game license as a minimum.

    I hope I get a chance a the flock here by North Pole when I'm hunting, not going to work.

    two hens and now a dozen or so young birds.

    I have never seen a gobbler though..

    still wondering if these birds are pen raised and just "decided" to expand their "yard"

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    Unless specifically exempted, one must purchase and be in possession of a hunting license to hunt legally. This includes deleterious wildlife. The difference with these animals is there is generally no closed season and no bag limit but that does not preempt the licensing requirement.

    You should confirm this with ADF&G
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    Yes, you need to have a hunting license and make sure those turkeys are not on private property, etc. In all likelihood they are owned and raised by someone nearby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkookumJoe View Post
    Yes, you need to have a hunting license and make sure those turkeys are not on private property, etc. In all likelihood they are owned and raised by someone nearby.
    Actually that does not seem to matter, as i recall somebody (i think they were a trooper) around Wasilla killed a persons turkey on their property and because the entrance to the property was not posted no hunting and turkeys are not covered by F&G no charges were filed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akgun&ammo View Post
    I agree with Chris..

    ought to have a small game license as a minimum.

    I hope I get a chance a the flock here by North Pole when I'm hunting, not going to work.

    two hens and now a dozen or so young birds.

    I have never seen a gobbler though..

    still wondering if these birds are pen raised and just "decided" to expand their "yard"

    Chris
    Not sure about AK turkeys, but down south (GA) the wild turkeys and domestic turkeys had different head colors. Occasionally a farmers domestic turkeys would go feral but their head remained more white, and I believe their feathers weren't as colorful.

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    All wild turkeys in AK are raised by someone to begin with then released.
    The ones I got had no white on them whatsoever.
    I shot 2 toms and 3 hens.
    I would NEVER shoot one on private property marked or not if I did not have permission!
    I'm not interested in shooting someone's pet in their own yard even if It's not posted. That isn't ethical to me.
    But if the birds are intentionally released and wind up on property I can legally hunt then its game on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    All wild turkeys in AK are raised by someone to begin with then released.
    The ones I got had no white on them whatsoever.
    I shot 2 toms and 3 hens.
    I would NEVER shoot one on private property marked or not if I did not have permission!
    I'm not interested in shooting someone's pet in their own yard even if It's not posted. That isn't ethical to me.
    But if the birds are intentionally released and wind up on property I can legally hunt then its game on.
    Im just excited that there are turkey's here. My favorite hunting is turkey hunting.
    Now I'm going to go read regs on turkey hunting in AK.

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    the ones up here look just like the rios I hunted in Texas.

    including a reddish head and all the brown and golden colored feathers

    Been seeing them off and on now for about 8 or 9 years.

    including the occassionally body hit by vehicle on road.



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    Quote Originally Posted by akgun&ammo View Post
    the ones up here look just like the rios I hunted in Texas.

    including a reddish head and all the brown and golden colored feathers

    Been seeing them off and on now for about 8 or 9 years.

    including the occassionally body hit by vehicle on road.



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    Different species then what I am used to. I'm still excited. Nothing like calling in a gobbler in the early morning.

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    I was only successful calling mid-afternoon...

    just wasn't as good sounding as the hens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon Cornelius View Post
    Im just excited that there are turkey's here. My favorite hunting is turkey hunting.
    Now I'm going to go read regs on turkey hunting in AK.
    There are no turkey regs. Turkeys are non-native and therefore fall under the category deleterious wildlife. You are free to kill every one you can find, any time of year.
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    They are on private property of a friend , who asked if I and a friend coming up from the lower 48 wanted to hunt them. They were released several year ago by others living in the neighborhood. There are around 100 in his area everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in AK View Post
    There are no turkey regs. Turkeys are non-native and therefore fall under the category deleterious wildlife. You are free to kill every one you can find, any time of year.
    Nice. We weren't allowed to kill hens down south. I love some wild turkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbear View Post
    They are on private property of a friend , who asked if I and a friend coming up from the lower 48 wanted to hunt them. They were released several year ago by others living in the neighborhood. There are around 100 in his area everyday.
    That's a nice score!
    Good luck to you.
    A fun hunt and some great eating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in AK View Post
    There are no turkey regs. Turkeys are non-native and therefore fall under the category deleterious wildlife. You are free to kill every one you can find, any time of year.
    But you need a licence to do it..........which I think is pretty stupid. You're not really "hunting" so to speak, you're trying to rid the state of a non-native (basically invasive) species but you need to be licensed?

    The reason I say this is because some years back the F&G realized that wild (pack) dogs were a big part of the fall of the Kenai flatland caribou herd. They asked that everybody that saw dogs running wild out off of the North Kenai escape route area to shoot them on site. I have to wonder if they required you to have a license for them as well...???

    I don't remember if I had a license to kill the two cock pheasants I had come into my yard when I lived in Kasilof........ oops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    But you need a licence to do it..........which I think is pretty stupid. You're not really "hunting" so to speak, you're trying to rid the state of a non-native (basically invasive) species but you need to be licensed?

    The reason I say this is because some years back the F&G realized that wild (pack) dogs were a big part of the fall of the Kenai flatland caribou herd. They asked that everybody that saw dogs running wild out off of the North Kenai escape route area to shoot them on site. I have to wonder if they required you to have a license for them as well...???

    I don't remember if I had a license to kill the two cock pheasants I had come into my yard when I lived in Kasilof........ oops.
    Just a guess on my part but I assume it is for keeping people honest.
    So you can't go hunting sprucehen then claim you are "only hunting an invasive species". Especially when you consider the cost of nonresident licenses.
    I could see people using that as an excuse if they haven't yet bagged anything when approached by a LEO in the woods.
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