California Wild Turkey Hunting with SC2 Outdoors
At SC2 Outdoors we are absolutely crazy about Spring Wild Turkey Hunting, it simply doesn't get any better than hunting America’s bird on a beautiful spring day. Our wild turkey hunting takes place in Northern California on some great private ranches located in the upper Sacramento River Valley and the surrounding foothills. We'll be hunting gobblers from sea level to just over 5,000 foot elevation of Northern California.
Meleagris gallopavo intermedia – The Rio Grande Wild Turkey is the primary subspecies found throughout California. While CDFW and NWTF had previously done numerous relocation's and transplants of birds from other states and other subspecies, there are little if any pure strains of these subspecies left other than the Rio Grande. Hybridization has occurred amongst the subspecies populations throughout California.
Our goal will be to share our passion for this great American game bird. We'll hunt them from early morning off the roost throughout the day, deploying our entire bag of tricks from time tested traditional means to more aggressive "cutting and running". While California Department of Fish and Wildlife has established a daily 5:00 p.m. end to shooting hours, we normally end our hunts around 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. We have found this to be best for our birds and our sanity. Trust us we'll put in the work to make your hunt successful. These are great hunts for anyone, young, old, experienced or inexperienced, these hunts will not disappoint. The combination of the time of year and they quarry itself makes Spring Wild Turkey hunting our greatest obsession.
We are not only dedicated and passionate turkey hunting guides, Shelley & I are turkey hunting enthusiasts. When not guiding in the spring you will find us traveling in our pursuit of wild turkeys ourselves. However, when our home state birds are hammering, the Golden State is as good as anywhere.
Each year we offer limited availability for our California Spring Turkey hunts on private ranches we manage. These are great hunts and a great opportunity to harvest a mature tom.
If you’d like to enjoy a Spring Turkey Hunt in beautiful northern California, we’d be honored to spend a few days with you in our turkey woods. Our goal is to meet or exceed your expectations of a great California Wild Turkey Hunt.
The California Spring Wild Turkey General Season normally begins on the last Saturday of March and runs for 37 consecutive days. California law allows for hunts to take place daily during the season from one-half hour before sunrise until 5:00 p.m. The daily bag limit allows for 1 bearded bird per day and 3 per season. In addition, California offers a Junior Only hunt that is conducted on the Saturday & Sunday prior to the general opener and an extended season for Juniors (any weapon) and an Adult Archery Only season that extends for 14 days starting the Monday after the general season close. Which is an outstanding 53 days of Spring Turkey Hunting in the Golden State.
2021 California Spring Wild Turkey Season Dates
General – March 27 - May 2, 2021
Junior - March 20 - 21, 2020 and May 3 - 16, 2021
Archery - May 3 – 16, 2021
Included With Your Hunt Package:
2 Day Guided Wild Turkey Hunt
1 Day Guided Wild Turkey Hunt
Harvest Take Policy - A reason our hunts are so successful at SC2 Outdoors is because of our strict adherence to our conservation and management goals. While it is our objective to run as close to 100% success rate for our clients, we will consider any Gobbler knocked down or showing evidence of a hit as a taken or mortally wounded bird and consider it as harvested.
The SC2 Outdoors California Wild Turkey Gallery
Wild Turkey Hunting (California) Gallery
Doug's 2020 California Gobbler
Wild Turkey Super Slam 37 of 49
Shelley's 2020 Mid-Season Gobbler
Kara's 2020 California Wild Turkey
Afternoon California Spring Wild Turkey Hunt
Admiration for the King of Spring
Shelley Early Season 2020 Spring Gobbler
California Wild Turkey Hunting SC2 Outdoors