Turkey Quiz 2017 – Are you ready for the hunt?

by Editorial Staff | April 24, 2017

turkey quiz 2017

Whether or not turkey season is around the corner it’s always a good time to brush up on your knowledge. So step up and let’s see how prepared you are for the spring season.

The turkey experts at the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters worked with Ontario OUT of DOORS to put together this quiz to get you ready for the hunt. Have some fun with it and pass it along to your hunting (and non-hunting) buddies.

1. What is the safest position to be in while calling for turkey?

a. One that will not allow the turkey to see you.
b. A position that will allow you to jump up and shoot at a turkey.
c. A position with a structure or object wider than your shoulders and taller than your head behind you.
d. One with the sun at your back to make it more difficult for the turkey to see you.

2. When must you wear hunter orange when hunting wild turkey in the spring?

a. At all times.
b. While walking to or from your hunting location.
c. Only if hunting with a firearm.
d. Hunter orange is not required in the spring to hunt wild turkeys.

3. What is the safest way to carry a harvested turkey?

a. In a camouflage game vest or in a hunter orange bag.
b. By tying a long piece of rope around the bird and dragging it behind you.
c. Carrying it over your back.
d. Using a sling and strapping it to your back.

4. While hunting wild turkey with a shotgun what shot sizes can be used?

a. BBB, BB or #2
b. #4, 5, 6, and 7
c. #7 ½
d. Any shot size you wish.

5. You can’t party hunt for wild turkey.

a. True
b. False

6. Which of the following can you legally hunt in the spring wild turkey hunt?

a. A male turkey (tom or jake).
b. A female turkey (hen).
c. A bearded turkey.
d. Any turkey you wish.

7. How many wild turkeys can a hunter harvest during the spring wild turkey hunting season?

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4

8. What is the maximum number of wild turkeys that a hunter can harvest in one day?

a. 1
b. 2

9. A hunter can’t use electronic calls to hunt wild turkey.

a. True
b. False

10. When does the 2017 Ontario spring wild turkey season open?

a. Third Sunday of the month
b. April 25
c. First Tuesday of the month
d. April 27


1. A position with an object/structure behind you wider than your shoulders and taller than your head, such as a wide tree.

2. Hunter orange is not a legal requirement in the spring to hunt wild turkeys. Hunter orange is always recommended while walking to and from your hunting location, especially if you are carrying decoys or a harvested turkey. Hunter orange is, however, required for the fall wild turkey hunt if there is also an open gun hunt season for deer, moose, or elk.

3. It is recommended that hunters carry harvested birds in a camouflage hunting game vest or in a hunter orange bag.

4. Only shot sizes Number 4, 5, 6, and/or 7 can be used while hunting wild turkey with a shotgun. NOTE: Shot size 7.5 cannot be used.

5. True. You can only party hunt for deer, moose, elk and bear. Hunters can only use their tag on a turkey they harvested. NOTE: Apprentice hunters must use their mentor’s game seal.

6. Only a bearded turkey can be harvested during the spring wild turkey hunt season. Bearded hens can be legally harvested in the spring, but it’s not recommended.

7. A hunter is eligible to apply for and possess no more than two wild turkey seals for the spring wild turkey hunt.

8. A hunter can only harvest up to one wild turkey per day.

9. True. A hunter cannot hunt wild turkey using an electronic call.

10. The spring wild turkey season now has a standardized opening day of April 25. It always ends on May 31.

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  1. Randdon wrote: 10 outta 10, not bad! Could do better! LOL
  2. Kerry Campbell wrote: Here is a question for the expert- After using both possible spring tags, can a hunter go with another and call for him( no firearm for the caller, just calling.) Thoughts? Anyone know for sure?
    • Carlito wrote: You are permitted to call wild turkeys for another hunter after filling your own licence(s), but you must not be in possession of a firearm when doing so. http://www.ofah.org/zonej/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Wild-turkey-regulations.pdf
  3. Greg wrote: Question: If hunting with an apprentice hunter and they shoot a turkey in the morning, can the mentor shoot a turkey in the afternoon?
    • Meghan Sutherland wrote: Greg, you would both need your own tags. Please find more current details here: https://www.ontario.ca/document/ontario-hunting-regulations-summary/wild-turkey#section-3
    • Jason Bain wrote: From the MNRF:"This will depend on whether the apprentice hunter has his or her own turkey tag, as well as who shot the turkey in the morning. Note that “party hunting” for turkey is not permitted, so the person who shoots the turkey must tag it, except in cases where a mentor is supervising an apprentice who does not have their own tag. If the apprentice has a turkey tag of his or her own, and shoots the turkey in the morning, then the apprentice must use his or her tag. The mentor can then shoot a turkey in the afternoon under the authority of his or her own turkey tag. If the apprentice does not have a turkey tag, then the turkey shot in the morning counts as the mentor’s turkey and the mentor cannot shoot a second turkey in the same day.