Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 69

Thread: turkeys in alaska?

  1. #1

    Question turkeys in alaska?

    hi there..just want to ask if you also hunt turkeys in alaska?

  2. #2
    Member shphtr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Chugiak
    Posts
    1,375

    Default Hunt turkeys in Alaska

    ..........no...........

  3. #3
    Member Searunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    103

    Default

    No Turkeys But We Hunt Cranes, They Kind Of Gobble?

  4. #4

    Default You can hunt turkeys in Alaska...

    There are turkeys in several areas of Alaska now. It's not up to Lower 48 standards tho. Pheasants are taking hold in some areas also.

  5. #5
    Member Searunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    103

    Default

    Is There Turkeys Anywhere Else Besides The Kenai Penninsula?

  6. #6
    Member Blaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Tampa, Florida
    Posts
    27

    Default

    At yer local Walmart Super Center I am sure.

  7. #7
    webmaster Michael Strahan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 1999
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Posts
    5,642

    Default Turkey hunting in Alaska?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeaULater
    There are turkeys in several areas of Alaska now. It's not up to Lower 48 standards tho. Pheasants are taking hold in some areas also.
    I had not heard this. Are these birds escapees from a game farm, or are they spreading here naturally? Where are they, and where did this information come from? Are you sure you can hunt them here? Most or all species not mentioned in the hunting regulations cannot be legally hunted.

    Interesting. I've thought that they might do well in some areas, but until hearing this I thought we were the only state in the country without them.

    -Mike
    LOST CREEK COMPANY: Specializing in Alaska hunt consultation and planning for do-it-yourself hunts, fully outfitted hunts, and guided hunts.
    CLICK HERE to send me a private message.
    Web Address: http://alaskaoutdoorssupersite.com/hunt-planner/
    Mob: 1 (907) 229-4501
    "Dream big, and dare to fail." -Norman Vaughan
    "I have climbed my mountain, but I must still live my life." - Tenzig Norgay

  8. #8
    Member Alaska Gray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska, United States
    Posts
    4,918

    Default

    I have seen Turkey's at the russian river. I was told a man use to raise these birds and finally was tired of raising them so he let them go several years ago. They have taken hold, but I do not know if they have grown in population size.
    Living the Alaskan Dream
    Gary Keller
    Anchorage, AK

  9. #9

    Default Turkeys

    When I worked at ADFG we'd get random reports of turkeys. Portage valley was one spot. Phaesants are plentiful down around Homer. Mike-page 110 of the new hunting regs: Feral Non-Native Game Birds, no closed season, no limit. Of course the homer police might not appreciate you slinking around the Carrs store phaesant hunting.

  10. #10
    Member homerdave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    homer, alaska
    Posts
    3,766

    Unhappy no hunting or trapping in city limits...

    and that is where most of the pheasants are.
    never heard of any turkeys down here.
    Alaska Board of Game 2015 tour... "Kicking the can down the road"
    http://www.alaskabackcountryhunters.org/

  11. #11

    Default

    Girdwood had a real good population of turkeys started on the hillside west of the community. They fared well up there, with little snow and warmer temps, due to the inversion factor. Some G I's from Ft Rich got wind of it and hit them pretty hard, leaving only a few. But they are beginning to come back now. They had a difficult time hunting them on the steep slopes, but were very successful.

  12. #12
    New member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    408

    Default Turkeys in Alaska?

    Sure we send a mess of them to Juneau every so often... They must like the temperate climate. Of course they do have some run ins with the jackasses that have taken hold down there....

  13. #13

    Default Turkeys

    ADF&G gets quite a few reports on turkeys in Alaska. The Birchwood area north of Anchorage has a few that have escaped from their pens. Also, Cooper Landing has a small population (escaped pets) that seems to be surviving. Both Pt. McKenzie and Homer have a few pheasants that have made it through a winter or two also. But, there's no place quite like the Eagle River Car Wash, where you might see rabbits, chickens,ducks, pheasants, quail, turkeys and an occasional peacock on a good day.

  14. #14
    New member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    165

    Default ???

    Is this post concerning man or bird???
    Answer: Yes to former! not sure of latter?

  15. #15
    New member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    97

    Default turkey hunting

    While turkey hunting is a passion of mine, and I go outside every spring to hunt the birds; I don't know that I would specifically set out to hunt turkeys in Alaska....even with the scattered reports of birds being here and there. There is nothing like hearing gobbler sound off in the early morning hours and be answered by several others surrounding you!

    Too many big game animals to hunt here in this great State. Thankfully, April is turkey season and hunting really hasn't begun too much here yet.

  16. #16
    Member BRWNBR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Big Lake
    Posts
    6,832

    Default

    saw a turkey in cooper landing a few weeks ago, feeding down in tehe ditch, looked just like the ones they hunt on tv...

  17. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Kenai, AK
    Posts
    196

    Default

    Several years ago I almost plowed into eight or so turkeys in Cooper Landing on the bend just after the Kenai Lake/River bridge (heading toward Anchorage). Buddy and I always joke about sitting in the ditch in full camo waiting for them to show.

    There's also been reports of chukars and Bob Whites in the Funny River Road area down here too.

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    48

    Default Pheasants in Homer..

    I see pheasants at the Homer airport frequently. They were supposedly tranplanted there in the 70's by a guy I used to know there.

    Good climate for them down there!

  19. #19

    Default turkeys

    I've seen turkeys, pheasants and bobwhites in the valley. Obviously all descended from some escapees somewhere. Not enough to hunt.

  20. #20

    Default

    I saw 2 turkeys just off the highway 1-2 miles from the russian river campground closer to Sterling just 2 weeks ago....go figure!

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •