Turkey hunting with Routier Outfitting is for the true Merriam's subspecies of Turkey. You can expect 1/2 inch spurs and 6-inch beards on average but the true trophy of these turkeys is the almost snow white tail feather tips. We use both blinds and run n gun methods of hunting. The blinds are set up near roosts and when running n gunning we are hunting known staging areas of the turkeys. We will be hunting pre-scouted river bottoms, pine tree covered hills and rolling prairie. Even though Merriam's Turkeys are said to have the weakest gobbles up all Turkey subspecies these birds have very little hunting pressure and are not call shy.
When hunting Merriam's Turkey with Routier Outfitting you can use either shotgun or archery equipment. There is both a spring and fall season. The spring Turkey season traditionally starts the second Saturday of April and goes through the end of May. The fall season traditionally starts November 1 and goes through January. Archery turkey licenses are guaranteed even though you have to send in an application. Gun Turkey licenses are through a drawing but there are several drawings and you are almost guaranteed a license.