2023 Tag-A-Turkey Contest begins

Enter your gobbler in the Tag-A-Turkey Contest

Our yearly Bag-A-Buck Contest has been so successful that last year, we decided to add a contest for turkey hunters and we were happy to receive 40+ entrants.

We’re bringing the contest back for 2023 and hope to have even more contestants this year.

Rules of the contest are simple. Hunters must comply with all wildlife regulations in their states, then submit their turkey photo to our website, along with hunter’s name, county and date of hunt, and any information about the turkey such as beard length, weight of turkey and any details that made the turkey and/or hunt stand out. Hunter and turkey must appear in photo together.

Let’s hear it

Tell us your story! Last year, many hunters simply stated their name along with a photo. We appreciate those, but what our readers really want is to read about the hunt, and what made it memorable to the hunter. And that’s what our panel of judges enjoys seeing most as well.

We’re working on a list of prizes, and we’ll include that list on the Tag-A-Turkey contest site once all the prizes have been secured.

The contest will begin on March 18, the first day of South Carolina’s Youth Hunting Weekend in Game Zones 3 & 4. We’ll end it on May 17, a week after the last date of the latest season in the Carolinas. That will allow successful late-season hunters enough time to get their birds entered.

Enter your turkey at carolinasportsman.com/tag-a-turkey-image-upload.


South Carolina works on a split season:

Private land seasons for SC

Game Zones 1 & 2: April 1 – May 10

Game Zones 3 & 4: March 22 – April 30

WMA lands statewide: April 1 – April 29 (click here to see which WMAs participate)

South Carolina Youth Hunting Weekends:

Private lands

Game Zones 1 & 2: March 25 – March 26

Game Zones 3 & 4: March 18 – 19


North Carolina has one statewide season:

Private lands for NC

April 8 – May 6

North Carolina Youth Season:

April 1 – April 7

Refer to the North Carolina Hunting Regulations booklet’s “Game Lands” section for information about North Carolina’s 2023 Game Lands turkey hunting seasons.

About Brian Cope 2708 Articles
Brian Cope is the editor of Carolina Sportsman. He has won numerous awards for his writing, photography, and videography. He is a retired Air Force combat communications technician, and has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of South Carolina. You can reach him at brianc@sportsmannetwork.com.

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