When is 2017 Turkey Hunting Season in Your State?
March 09, 2017
Many outdoors enthusiasts think fishing once the calendar flips to March, but hunters get pretty jacked for the spring, too.
Spring 2017 turkey hunting season is bursting out all over the country March through May, depending on where you live, and spring seasons are held in 49 states (Alaska is the lone exception).
Now is when turkey hunters are at their most optimistic as they plan strategies for success in the woods this season.
Here's a state-by-state list of turkey hunting seasons, with the help of the National Wild Turkey Federation, whose Spring Hunt Guide offers deep info on what to expect.
Note: Click on each state's name to get more local turkey hunting info on daily hours, last year's harvests and bag limits.
ALABAMA: March 15-April 30 (in most areas). Check state agency for specific dates for where you live.
ARIZONA: April 28-May 4; May 12-25.
ARKANSAS: April 8-9 (youth); April 10-25 (in most zones). Check state agency for specific dates for where you live
CALIFORNIA: March 25-April 30 (general season); May 1-14 (archery only); March 18-19 and May 1-14 (additional junior)
COLORADO: April 8-May 21 (general)
CONNECTICUT: April 15-22 (youth); April 26-May 27 (regular)
DELAWARE: April 9-May 7 (general season); April 8-14 (public land permit A); April 15-21 (public land permit B); April 22-28 (public land permit C); April 29-May 6 (public land permit D); April 1 (youth hunt).
FLORIDA: March 11-12 (youth); March 4-April 9 (south of SR 70); March 18-23 (north of SR 70, except Holmes Co.); March 18-April 2 (Holmes Co.)
GEORGIA: March 18-19 (youth); March 25-May 15 (regular season)
HAWAII: March 1-March 15.
IDAHO: April 8-14 (youth); April 15-May 25 in most areas. Check state agency for specific dates.
ILLINOIS: March 25-26 (youth south); April 1-2 (youth north); April 3-May 4 (general seasons south); April 10-May 11 (general seasons north)
INDIANA: April 22-23 (youth); April 26-May 14 (regular season)
IOWA: April 8-16 (youth); Season 1: April 17-20 (season 1); April 21-25 (season 2): April 26 to May 2 (season 3); May 3-21 (season 4).
KANSAS: April 1-11 (youth/disabled); April 3-11 (archery); April 12- May 31 (regular)
KENTUCKY: April 1-2 (youth); April 15 to May 7 (regular)
LOUISIANA: March 18-19 (youth/physically impaired); Area A: March 25 to April 23; Area B: March 25 to April 16; Area C: March 25 to April 9 (regular)
MAINE: April 29 (youth); May 1-June 3 (regular; see restrictions)
MARYLAND: April 15-16 (youth); April 18 to May 23 (regular)
MASSACHUSETTS: April 22 (youth); April 24 to May 20 (regular)
MICHIGAN: April 17-May 31 (check regulations)
MINNESOTA: April 17-18 (A season); April 19-25 (season B); April 26-May 2 (season C); May 3-6 (season D); May 10-16 (Season E); May 17-31 (season F). Click for more info
MISSISSIPPI: March 8-14 (youth); March 15 to May 1 (regular)
MISSOURI: April 8-9 (youth); April 17 to May 7 (regular)
MONTANA: April 8-21 (regular). Click for regulations
NEBRASKA: March 25 to May 31 (archery including youth); April 8 to May 31 (youth shotgun); April 15 to May 31 (shotgun)
NEVADA: March 25- May 7 in most places. Check state agency for specific dates.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: April 29-30 (youth); May 3-31 (regular).
NEW JERSEY: April 22 (youth); April 24-28 (season A); May 1-5 (season B); May 8-12 (season C); May 15-19 and May 22-26 (season D); Saturdays, Apriul 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20 (season E). More info
NEW MEXICO: April 15-May 10
NEW YORK: April 22-23 (youth); May 1-31 (regular)
NORTH CAROLINA: April 1-7 (youth); April 8-May 7 (regular)
NORTH DAKOTA: April 8-9 (youth); April 15 to May 31 (regular)
OHIO: April 22-23 (youth); South Zone - April 24 to May 21 (regular); Northeast Zone - May 1-May 28 (regular)
OKLAHOMA: April 1-2 (youth, excluding Southeast Region); April 15-16 (Southeast Region youth); April 6 to May 6 (regular, excluding Southeast Region); April 17 to May 6 (Southeast Region)
OREGON: April 8-9 (youth); April 15-May 31 (regular). Click for more info
PENNSYLVANIA: April 22 (youth); April 29-May 31 (regular)
RHODE ISLAND: April 22-23 (youth/disabled); April 27-May 21 (regular)
SOUTH CAROLINA: March 20-May 5 (private land); April 1-May 5 (public land).
SOUTH DAKOTA: April 1-May 21 (archery); April 8-May 21 (most areas). Click for more info
TENNESSEE: March 25-26 (youth); April 1 to May 14 (regular)
TEXAS: Seasons generally run March 18-May 14, depending on species/location. Get specific info here.
UTAH: April 28- 30 (youth); May 1-31 (regular); April 8-27 (limited-entry).
VERMONT: April 23-24 (youth); May 1-31 (regular)
VIRGINIA: April 1-2 (youth); April 8-May 13 (regular)
WASHINGTON: April 1-2 (youth); April 15-May 31 (regular)
WEST VIRGINIA: April 15 (youth); April 17-May 13 (regular)
WISCONSIN: April 15-16 (youth); April 19-25 (season A); April 26-May 2 (season B); May 3-9 (season C); May 10-16 (season D); May 17-23 (season E); May 24-30 (season F). Click for specific info
WYOMING: April 1-May 20 in most areas. Click for specifics