If you are not familiar with the fantastic hunting opportunities we have here in Prince Edward County, you’re in for a great surprise. We scour “The County” to find you the very best birds. With thousands of private acreage to choose from, we sure have our work cut out for us, and we love every minute.
Here in The County we hunt Eastern Wild Turkeys. Since their initial release of 20 birds in 1989, the population has skyrocketed. Birds in the 25 to 28 pound range are not uncommon. A-Typical birds have been bagged with up to 5 beards!
Outfitter/Owner Frank Dunlop, as published in Ontario Out of Doors Magazine, has held numerous top five rankings in the OFAH Turkey Registry of Ontario. He bagged the 3rd largest registered Tom hin Ontario right here in The County. Put his experience to work for you! Book a hunt today!Contact Us!
A few things you should know before your hunt….
PATTERN YOUR GUN
We can’t stress this enough, testing the pattern of your shotgun, choke tube, and shell combination is vitally important. Simply put, not knowing could mean the difference between taking home a trophy Eastern Wild Turkey for your dinner table or going home empty-handed.
If possible, try different choke and shell combinations. At the very least, make sure you know exactly which shell performs best with the choke tube you will be using for your hunt.
Try shooting at various distances. Set up a target at 10, 20, 30 and even 40 yards. How tight is your pattern?
It is your responsibility to know how your shotgun is shooting BEFORE your hunt with us.
WHAT TO BRING
All of our clients need to know what to bring with them. Short answer? Gun, shells, licenses/tag/seal, and camo clothes. Everything else simply adds to your comfort and experience. So, here’s a list of things that you can add to your vest or fanny pack that are not essential but you might be happy you brought along.
- Bug Spray – Early spring hunts are guaranteed to involve more flying critters then turkeys.
- Face Mask – Keeps the bugs out and your shinny face hidden.
- TP – You never know when nature will call. Keep a few squares handy.
- Camera (or use your cell) – A picture in the field is always the best!
- Turkey Calls – If you have been practicing at home and would like some pointers, bring them along!
- Waterproof Boots – Spring brings rain, and lots of it. Soggy feet are never enjoyable.
- Layer up! – Spring weather is unpredictable. Warm layers, wind layers, and waterproof layers can save the day.
- Snacks & Bottled Water- Turkey hunting can work up a thirst and an appetite!
ONTARIO TURKEY LICENSE - Changes for 2017!!
BEFORE you arrive at our location, please ensure you have all licenses required to hunt turkeys. Those that wish to hunt turkeys in Ontario MUST HAVE the following:
- An Outdoors Card – hunting version
- Small Game License
- Wild Turkey License
- Wild Turkey Game Seal
To obtain an Outdoors Card you must first successfully pass an Ontario Hunter Education Course. You must also take the Ontario Firearms Safety Course to use a gun to hunt. Following these courses you will be issued a Outdoors Card. You may then purchase a Small Game license.
In previous years, to hunt wild turkeys in Ontario, it was essential that you complete an educational course (in a classroom or by watching a DVD) and then completing an exam with a certified examiner. This is no longer a requirement. New hunters will learn about hunting wild turkeys as part of their Ontario Hunter Education Course.
In our Wildlife Management Area (WMU-70) we are permitted to harvest two bearded turkeys in the spring Ontario hunt. This requires purchasing two (2) Wild Turkey Licenses/Game Seals. We are NOT permitted to harvest both birds in one day.
If you have any questions, please contact us!