The Umpqua River Valley is said to hold the largest concentration of Rio Grande turkeys this side of the Mississippi River. Spend a day in the field during the spring, and you’ll see for yourself, why this fertile valley is held in such high esteem from wild turkey hunters around the country.
Oregon’s spring turkey season runs from April 15 through the end of May, offering plenty of time to work a hunt into the schedule. Not only do we hunt turkeys on the Big K’s 2,500 acres of pristine turkey habitat, but we have leases throughout the region, allowing us to go where the birds are.
Spring hunting means the turkey mating season is in full-swing, and what better way to hunt them than by calling a tom right in to your lap? Be it from a blind, sitting at the base of an old oak tree or using decoys to help lure in birds, once you come face-to-face with a gobbling tom, you’ll be hooked for life on these great birds.
For those interested in exploring a cast-and-blast experience, our spring turkey season coincides with some of the country’s best smallmouth bass fishing. Spring chinook and shad are also in the river at this time.
One of the most overlooked turkey hunting opportunities comes in the fall. Western Oregon’s fall turkey season runs from the middle of October until the end of the year. This is a great time to pursue these wily birds, and maybe combine it with an elk or deer hunt, or perhaps some winter steelhead fishing.