Peyton McKinnie and Nathan Pilgreen said the most-accessible turkey hunting habitat in Union Parish is on hunting leases and open to club members only.

There are thousands of acres of private land that hold turkeys. And it never hurts to try the old-fashioned way to gain access — ask permission and work with a private landowner.

Union is, after all, one of the largest parishes in North Louisiana, covering nearly 900 square miles.

The 12,000-acre Union Parish Wildlife Management Area holds limited lottery hunts each year.

Unfortunately, it’s too late to get in on those this year, but if you are interested, make yourself a note on the calendar and try next year. There is some great turkey habitat there.