California Guided Turkey Hunts

Bitterwater Outfitters features several thousand acres of private turkey ground in San Luis Obispo, Monterey, and Fresno counties in California. We hunt on some of the most beautiful ranches in the area where the Rio Grande turkeys are plentiful. We offer a fully guided California turkey hunt using calling and spot and stalk methods. The rolling terrain with oak canopies and creek bottoms make for prime turkey habitat. The increase in rainfall has resulted in a strong population this year.  In 2019-2020 we had a 100% success rate, all high quality birds. Due to the large numbers of birds we saw last season, we expect our 2020-2021 season to be one for the books. Our expert guides will get you on the bird you've been waiting for. Book your hunt today!


2022 Season Dates:
Spring General: March 26 - May 1, 2022

Additional Junior: March 19-20- 2022 & May 2 - 15, 2022

Fall Season: November 12 - December 11, 2022

Turkey hunts can be scheduled weekdays and weekends. 

(Spring Season - The last Saturday in March extending for 37 consecutive days. 
Additional Spring Season for Hunters with Junior Hunting Licenses - The Saturday and Sunday preceding the opening day of the general spring turkey season; and the day following the close of the general spring turkey season extending for 14 consecutive days.
Fall Season - The second Saturday in November extending for 30 consecutive days)

Price:

Fall Turkey Hunt: $950 per person
Spring Turkey Hunt: $1,150 per person
Non Hunter Guest: $150 per guest

What to Bring:

  • Good hiking boots and comfortable clothing
  • Current hunting license
  • Upland game stamp

What It Includes:

A turkey hunt include up to two days of hunting by foot or out of a hunting blind, and field dressing of game.

2 Hunter minimum.

Meals are not included. See "Lodging" for additional accommodations.

As of July 1, 2016, nonlead shot is required for wild turkeys statewide. For more information, please see the CDFW nonlead ammunition page.


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I’ve gone on a lot of guided trips in my life and Bitterwater Outfitters is right at the top. Clayton was professional, easy going, and he always finds the game. I am very satisfied with the entire experience and I can’t wait to come back.
Bill Springs