The restoration of the wild turkey over the past 25 years is one of Minnesota’s greatest conservation success stories. Once rare, today wild turkeys are becoming a common sight throughout southern and western and even central Minnesota. The birds, which usually travel in flocks, are often seen in wooded areas next to farm fields and pastures.
—Minnesota DNR, “Wild Turkeys”
Briggs Farm offers ample evidence of the restoration of the Eastern Wild Turkey from the brink of extinction in southeastern Minnesota just a few decades ago. Our 560 acres are managed to encourage wildlife and include a mix of open and wooded areas . . . ideal habitat for the wild turkey. We don’t spray our land with pesticides or herbicides, either. Briggs Farm is proud to support the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Wild Turkey Hunting Packages
To book a wild turkey hunt, reserve your lodging at Briggs Farm ($150 per night, or $350 for a two-night Friday – Sunday stay).Check out our Accommodations page for details.
Then, under Additional Items, add the Wild Turkey Hunting Package.
A Briggs Farm Wild Turkey Hunting Package includes:
- Exclusive hunting rights on our 560 acres. You’ll have our little slice of the Cedar Valley all to yourself (along with a few gobblers, of course).
- Meals cooked by Steve Briggs. There’s beer in the fridge, all the food you could possibly eat, and Steve Briggs will personally cook your meals. The exact menu varies depending on availability and individual preferences, but signature items include ribeye steaks with cream of morel mushroom sauce, wild rice, chicken Parmesan, ham, or turkey. Breakfast can be as simple as cold cereal or as fancy as a country-style breakfast of eggs, sausage, and hash browns.
You may also want to incorporate some of the Winona area’s many other cultural, historic, and natural offerings (including the 27-hole golf course just down the road). See our Area Events and Activities page for ideas.
We’re now taking reservations for the fall wild turkey hunting season, which runs from 10/04/14 – 11/01/14. (Find updated information for future hunting seasons at the Minnesota DNR Hunting Seasons page as the information becomes available.)
The cost of a turkey hunt package is $275 per person per day. Select Wild Turkey Hunting Package under Additional Items on the reservation page, then select the number of days you will be hunting.
Book your package today, while we still have space. Call Steve Briggs at (507) 450-9902 with questions or to make special arrangements.
You can find additional information about rules and regulations applying to wild turkey hunting in southeastern Minnesota at the MN DNR Turkey page.