Wild Turkey Contest 2024

Prizes will be awarded for the longest beard and longest spur – See Wild Turkey Contest Rules

When: Ontario’s Spring Wild Turkey Season beginning April 25, 2024 until May 31, 2024.

Cash prizes based on 70% of registration fees 

Participants will be required to submit photos of their 1) tag, 2) beard, 3) spur and 4) successful hunter with their harvest, as described in the Wild Turkey Contest Rules.

Harvest Photos can be submitted via email to hunt_turkey@sjiha.ca (hunt_turkey@sjiha.ca)

Registrations fees

Youth:        $20.00 (UNDER 18)

Adults:        $30.00

Registration:      Registration and payment must be received by midnight April 24th, 2024


Complete the registration form found at Turkey Registration Form. Email registration form and etransfer to info@sjiha.ca. In the etransfer please indicate in the message box the names of the participants that the entry fees are for.


Registration and payment will be accepted at the following locations;

  1. the Hunters and Anglers Conservation Centre 1802 20th Sideroad, St. Joseph Island at the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers General Meeting at 7:30 PM on April 11th
  2. the Hunters and Anglers Conservation Centre, on Saturday, April 20th from 10 am until 4:00 p.m.
  3. the SJI Hunters and Anglers booth at the Great Lakes Outdoor Show on April 13 & 14 at the Bushplane Museum in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.

Registration including payments received by April 14th have a chance to win your individual entry fee back by random draw.

Eligibility: Eastern Wild turkeys harvested legally in 2024, in Wildlife Management Units 45 (St. Joseph Island) and 36 (North Shore)

Presentation of prizes on Saturday, June 1st at 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Light refreshments provided.

Prizes:         In additions to cash prizes, mystery prizes may also be awarded and winners must be present or have a designee attend in order to claim their prize.

Contacts:     Kevin Coombs       (705) 989-7319

Or               E-mail hunt_turkey@sjiha.ca (hunt_turkey@sjiha.ca)