All of our spring turkey hunts take place in the Lincoln National Forest of New Mexico. Merriam wild turkeys spend their summers in the higher elevations, breeding, and move down in elevation for the winter months. Merriam's appear black with iridescent hues of gold, purple, and blue. Merriams have keen eyesight and excellent hearing, making them a challenging hunt for even seasoned hunters. Mating season coincides with the arrival of warmer, longer days in late March and early April. It is not uncommon to hear birds gobbling from over a mile away on calm spring days. We typically roost 4-6 gobblers each evening during the peak of their mating season.
Over the last 5 years, we have averaged 90% shot opportunity on mature gobblers. For the spring turkey season you are allowed to harvest two bearded turkeys. All 3 day hunts include 4 nights of wall tent or cabin accommodations, meals, beverages, and professional guide service for the entire length of your hunt.
For any questions or to proceed with booking your hunt for the upcoming spring turkey season, call us at 505-506-6704. We look forward to having you as our guest!
After a early breakfast at camp, guests will depart for the field with their guides. It is typically a 20-30 minute drive to reach pre-scouted hunting grounds in the surrounding national forest. Your guide will have all the necessary calls, decoys, and blinds to successfully hunt these high country gobblers. Around noon, we will break for a field lunch followed by a midday rest. In the afternoon, we are back at it, chasing gobblers until last light. Shortly after arriving back at the camp, guests will be served a home cooked dinner. After dinner, you are on your own to enjoy the outdoor atmosphere around camp.
Pricing for our all-inclusive 3 day, 4 night spring turkey hunt is $1,500/person for 2x1 guide service (requires 2 hunters to book). Pricing for the 2 day Youth only hunt is $1000/person. 1x1 guide service is available for an additional $500/hunter.