|Pictured: Elliott Jonasson of La Grande, with a turkey taken in the Catherine Creek Unit (Union County) during the 2011 youth spring turkey season.|
- Photo by ODFW -
Due to an ODFW staff error, the regulations list April 8-9, 2012 (Sunday-Monday) as the season dates. Youth turkey season is always the weekend before the general spring turkey season which begins on April 15. The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted a rule that will begin the season on Saturday, April 7 and extend it by one day this year due to the error.
The youth spring turkey season is open to licensed hunters age 17 and under. Youth that don’t fill their tag during the youth season can go on to hunt the general season April 15-May 31.
The youth turkey season is one of several youth-only hunts that ODFW provides to recruit the next generation of hunters.