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When is Turkey Season in Your State?

Gobblers are calling you to the woods. Here's what you need to know about turkey regs in your state.

When is Turkey Season in Your State?

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Turkey seasons are opening up all across the land as spring takes full command of the landscape in many places. Here is a glance at season dates, hunting license costs and bag limits in each of the 49 states that have an open turkey season.

Regulations are complex in some places, so be sure to review your state’s regs and consult with licensing agents before hunting to ensure you have everything you need before heading afield to hunt. Some states operate their turkey hunting licensing programs via limited draw lotteries and in some instances, the deadline to apply for spring turkey permits for 2024 has already passed.

Alabama

  • Season Dates: March 25-May 8, Zone 1; April 1-May 8, Zone 2; March 25-May 8, Zone 3.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident All Game ($32.55); non-resident license costs varies from $164.30 (three-day Trip All Game) to $377.25 (Annual All Game).
  • Bag Limit: One gobbler per day; four gobbler bag limit during combined fall and spring seasons. Restrictions do apply on different public lands, see Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources regs for more details.

Arizona

  • Season Dates: Varies by hunt permit category type and location from April 19 through May 30.
  • Hunting Licenses: A general hunting or combination hunting/fishing license is required (resident costs - $37 and $57; non-resident costs - up to $160). Turkey permit hunt tags are $38 for residents and $105 for non-residents; Archery turkey non-permit hunts are $25 for residents and $90 for non-residents.
  • Bag Limit: One turkey per calendar year.

Arkansas

  • Season Dates: April 15-23, Zone 1; April 15-May 5, Zone 2.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident combination sportsman license ($35.50); non-resident annual hunting license ($410) and non-resident turkey permit ($100 for one turkey).
  • Bag Limit: Two legal turkeys allowed statewide (See AGFC regs for zone regulations and exceptions).

California

  • Season Dates: March 30-May 5 (general), March 30-May 19 (archery).
  • Hunting Licenses: $58.58 (annual resident hunting); $204.69 (annual non-resident hunting, although one-day ($28.08) and two-day ($58.58; non-resident license options do exist); Upland Game Bird Validation ($23.25, required for any person taking upland game bird species, excluding juniors).
  • Bag Limit: Three bearded birds per season, only one bearded bird each day.

Colorado

  • Season Dates: April 13-May 31, hunt dates vary by license type and hunt location, see Colorado Parks and Wildlife Regulations for specific unit details.
  • Hunting Licenses: $35.76 (spring resident limited and over-the-counter); $183.94 (spring or fall non-resident limited and over-the-counter or late season); $12.15 (annual habitat stamp for residents and non-residents).
  • Bag Limit: Two bearded turkeys for the spring, only one with a limited license, the other with an over-the-counter license.

Connecticut

  • Season Dates: April 24-May 25 (state and private lands)
  • Hunting Licenses: Hunting Licenses: Resident firearms hunting (varies by license type from $19 to $65); non-resident firearms hunting (varies by license type from $91 to $135); CT Game Bird Hunting Stamp ($28 for residents and non-residents).
  • Bag Limit: Five (bearded birds only).

Delaware

  • Season Dates: April 13-May 11
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting ($39.50, plus $2.50 agent fee); non-resident hunting ($199.50, plus $2.50 agent fee).
  • Bag Limit: One bearded bird.

Florida

  • Season Dates: North of State Road 70, March 16-April 21; South of State Road 70, March 2-April 7.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting ($17); Five-Year Resident ($79); Non-Resident ($151.50); Ten-Day Non-Resident ($46.50); Resident Turkey Permit ($10); Five-Year Resident Turkey Permit ($50); Non-Resident Turkey Permit ($125).
  • Bag Limit: Two turkeys.

Georgia

  • Season Dates: March 23-24 (Special Opportunity, Statewide); Private Lands (March 30-May 15); WMAs, VPAs, and National Forests (April 6-May 15).
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident annual ($15); non-resident annual ($100); non-resident One-Day ($20, plus $6 for each additional day)
  • Bag Limit: 2 gobblers per season; daily bag limit of 1 (including Special Opportunity season). On WMAs, VPAs, & National Forest lands, 1 gobbler per area per person.

Hawaii

  • Season Dates: March 1-31, Kipuka Ainahou; March 1-April 15 (Units A, F, G, and private lands); first Saturday in November through the last Sunday in January on the Island of Hawaii.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($20); senior hunting license ($10); non-resident hunting license ($105); Kalaupapa Patient hunting license ($10); game bird stamp ($10).
  • Bag Limit: Three bearded turkeys per season; One bird of either sex per hunter on Island of Hawaii.

Idaho

  • Season Dates: Varies by Game Management Unit, from April 15-May 25 or April 15-30 depending upon unit being hunted.
  • Hunting Licenses: Varies greatly. Check for license fees here.
  • Bag Limit: During spring seasons only 2 male turkeys may be taken using a general or controlled hunt tag before May 26; during spring seasons the daily bag limit is 2 male turkeys.

Illinois

  • Season Dates: Multi-day segments varies by North and South Spring Turkey Zones, from April 8-12 through May 2-9 in the South and April 15-19 through May 9-16 in the North.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($12); resident senior hunting license ($6); resident Super Senior hunting license ($1); Illinois veteran hunting license ($6); non-resident hunting license ($57); non-resident five-day hunting license ($35); state habitat stamp ($5); resident spring turkey permits (15); non-resident spring turkey permits ($125).
  • Bag Limit: One tom, jake or bearded hen per permit, maximum of 3 Spring permits.

Indiana

  • Season Dates: April 24-May 12.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident spring turkey hunting ($32); non-resident spring turkey ($175); Game Bird Habitat Stamp ($11).
  • Bag Limit: One bearded, or male turkey.

Iowa

  • Season Dates: Season 1 (April 8-11); Season 2 (April 12-16); Season 3 (April 17-23); Season 4 (April 24-May 12); resident archery only (April 8-May 12).
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($22); resident Hunting / Habitat ($35); resident turkey hunting tags ($28.50); resident landowner/tenant turkey tags ($1); resident habitat fee ($15); non-resident hunting / habitat ($144); non-resident turkey tags ($119, pending January lottery results).
  • Bag Limit: 1 bearded or male wild turkey for each valid license and transportation tag issued to the hunter.

Kansas

  • Season Dates: Archery only (April 8-16); regular firearm/archery (April 17-May 31).
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($27.50); senior resident hunting license ($15); five-year resident hunting license ($102.50); non-resident hunting license ($127.50).
  • Bag Limit: 1 turkey with a visible beard per permit or game tag.
  • Editor's Note: New this year, residents may obtain a spring turkey hunting permit in Units 1, 2, 3, 5, or 6 with all permits in Unit 4 being by draw only ($32.50 application fee); For non-residents, spring turkey permits are available by lottery draw-only in Units 1, 2, 3, 5 or 6 (or leftover non-resident tags being offered on first-come, first-serve basis). For  permits are $75 for non-residents, plus a $10 application fee).

Kentucky

  • Season Dates: April 13-May 5.
  • Hunting Licenses: Annual resident hunting license ($27); non-resident hunting license ($150); resident spring turkey permit ($30); non-resident spring turkey permit ($85).
  • Bag Limit: A hunter may take a male turkey or a turkey with a visible beard. No more than 1 bird may be taken per day. No more than 2 birds may be taken per spring season.

Louisiana

  • Season Dates: Area A (April 6-May 5); Area B (April 6-28); Area C (April 6-21); see state regs for separate season dates on WMA, National Wildlife Refuge lands and other federal lands.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($20); non-resident hunting license ($200); non-resident native 10-Day hunting license ($20); non-resident 5-Day hunting license ($65); resident turkey license ($12); non-resident turkey license ($50); non-resident Native 10-Day turkey license ($12); non-resident 5-Day turkey license ($35).
  • Bag Limit: Season limit is 2 gobblers (male turkeys) per season; daily limit is 1 gobbler (male turkey) per day.

Maine

  • Season Dates: April 29-June 1
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($26); resident small game hunting license ($15); resident archery hunting license ($26); non-resident hunting license ($115); non-resident small game hunting license ($75); non-resident archery hunting license ($75); non-resident 6-Day archery hunting license ($26); spring turkey permit ($20).
  • Bag Limit: Varies, 2 bearded wild turkeys in WMDs 7 and 9-29; 1 bearded wild turkey in WMDs 1-6 and 8.

Maryland

  • Season Dates: April 18-May 23 (includes Sundays in certain counties, see state regulations)
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($35); resident senior hunting license ($5); non-resident hunting license ($160)
  • Bag Limit: 1 bearded turkey per day, 2 bearded turkeys per season.

Massachusetts

  • Season Dates: Zones 1-13, April 29-May 25
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($33); resident hunting license, ages 65-69 ($16.50); non-resident big-game hunting license ($105); resident turkey permit ($10); non-resident turkey permit ($20); resident and non-resident Wildlands Stamp ($5)
  • Bag Limit: Annual bag limit of 3 turkeys per calendar year. During the spring season, 2 bearded birds allowed; 2 birds may be harvested on the same day.

Michigan

  • Season Dates: Public and private land general licenses (vary by TMU from April 20 through June 7, see state regs); Private land only licenses (April 20-May 31); Hunt 0234 (May 4-31 on public and private lands in Unit M (Upper Peninsula); Units A, B, E, F, J and K in the northern Lower Peninsula; private land only in the southern Lower Peninsula (Unit ZZ); and Fort Custer military lands with permission.)
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident base hunting license ($11); resident spring turkey license ($15); resident senior base hunting license ($5); resident senior spring turkey license ($6); non-resident base hunting license ($151); non-resident spring turkey license ($15); DNR Sportcard ($1).
  • Bag Limit: 1 bearded turkey per spring turkey license (only 1 spring turkey license allowed per year).

Minnesota

  • Season Dates: Archery season (April 17-May 31); Season A (April 17-23); Season B (April 24-30); Season C (May 1-7); Season D (May 8-14); Season E (May 15-21); Season F (May 22-31); WMA lottery application deadline (Feb. 16) has passed.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident turkey spring archery or firearm ($26); resident turkey spring archery ($26, all-time periods); non-resident turkey spring archery or firearm ($96); non-resident turkey spring archery only ($96, non-lottery, all time periods); adult spring lottery application fee ($4, when needed).
  • Bag Limit: For the spring hunt, 1 wild turkey with a visible beard.

Mississippi

  • Season Dates: March 15-May 1; March 15-31 (non-residents, public land).
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident all-game hunting and freshwater fishing license ($25, $2.29 in fees); resident sportsman's hunting license ($45, plus $2.29 in fees); resident turkey hunter package ($70, plus $2.29 in fees); non-resident all-game hunting license ($300, plus $6.65 in fees); non-resident 7-Day all-game hunting license ($150, plus $6.65 in fees); non-resident 3-Day all-game archery/primitive weapon ($150, plus $6.65 in fees); non-resident spring turkey permit ($50, plus $4.65 in fees).
  • Bag Limit: 1 adult gobbler or 1 gobbler with a 6-inch or longer beard per day, 3 per spring season.

Missouri

  • Season Dates: April 15-May 5.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license, $18; Resident landowner hunting license (No cost); Non-resident hunting license ($233.50); Non-resident landowner hunting license ($172).
  • Bag Limit: 2 male turkeys, or turkeys with visible beard, may be taken during the season, with the following restrictions: hunters may take only one turkey during the first week; if hunters do not take one during the first week, then they may take 2 turkeys during the second and third week; hunters may not take two turkeys on the same day.

Montana

  • Season Dates: April 15-May 31 in all open areas.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident base hunting license ($10); resident upland game bird hunting license ($7.50, required to purchase turkey license); resident turkey hunting license ($6.50); non-resident base hunting license ($15); non-resident upland game bird hunting license ($110); non-resident turkey hunting license ($57.50 with upland game bird license, or $115 without an upland game bird license); conservation license ($8 for residents ages 18-61 and $10 for all non-residents).
  • Bag Limit: According to the National Wild Turkey Federation, the bag limit is 5 in the spring, with a total of 11 for the year.

Nebraska

  • Season Dates: Archery (March 25-May 31); Shotgun (April 13-May 31)
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident spring turkey ($30); resident spring landowner turkey ($16.50); non-resident spring turkey ($143); non-resident spring landowner turkey ($74); habitat stamp ($25).
  • Bag Limit: 1 male or bearded hen per permit; a hunter may harvest no more than 1 turkey per calendar day during the spring season; and there is a maximum of two spring permits allowed per person (hunters with a landowner permit are allowed only one such permit in the spring).

Nevada

  • Season Dates: Varies by open county, dates range from earliest of March 23 to latest of May 5.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($38); resident spring turkey tag ($20); non-resident combination ($155); non-resident spring turkey tag ($50); turkey tag application ($10).
  • Bag Limit: 1 bearded wild turkey.

New Hampshire

  • Season Dates: May 1-31.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($32); resident archery license ($32);  resident combination hunting/fishing license ($56); non-resident combination ($155); non-resident big game hunting license ($113); non-resident archery hunting license ($83); wild turkey permit ($16 for residents, $31 for non-residents).
  • Bag Limit: 1 turkey statewide; areas H1, H2, I1, J2, K, L, or M (combined limit of 1 or 2 male/bearded turkey for the spring season).

New Jersey

  • Season Dates: Varies by period, from April 22-May 24 (excluding Sundays).
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident firearms hunting license ($27.50); non-resident firearms hunting ($135); turkey permits ($21, valid for specific periods).
  • Bag Limit: 1 male turkey per permit, only 1 turkey may be taken per day.

New Mexico

  • Season Dates: Varies by unit, from earliest of April 15 to latest of May 15 (Gould's turkey, a once in a lifetime draw, has a season of May 1-30).
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident over-the-counter (OTC) game hunting license ($15); non-resident OTC game hunting ($65); OTC turkey license ($25 for residents, $100 for non-residents); limited draw turkey permit ($7 application fee for residents, $13 application fee for non-residents; successful applicants must purchase game hunting license, applicable OTC license and stamps as necessary).
  • Bag Limit: Bag limit is 2 bearded turkeys, except in permitted areas.

New York

  • Season Dates: May 1-31 in all open areas.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($22); non-resident hunting license ($100); resident turkey permit ($10); non-resident turkey permit ($20).
  • Bag Limit: 2 bearded birds, no more than 1 in WMU 1C.

North Carolina

  • Season Dates: April 13-May 11.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($25); resident comprehensive hunting license ($265); non-resident hunting license ($100); non-resident 10-Day hunting license ($80). Note: additional privilege hunting licenses may be needed and fees for residents of neighboring states vary, see state regulations for full details).
  • Bag Limit: Daily limit of 1, season limit of 2, only one allowed during youth season.

North Dakota

  • Season Dates: April 13-May 19 in all open units.
  • Hunting Licenses: Spring hunting only open to residents (non-residents may hunt turkeys in the fall). Regular licenses are issued by weighted lottery after the number of gratis licenses to be issued is deducted from the total available. North Dakota Game and Fish says that resident hunters, regardless of age, must also possess a 2024-25 fishing, hunting and furbearer certificate ($1) and a general game and habitat license ($20). In addition, hunters age 16 and older must possess a 2024-25 small-game license ($10) or a combination license ($50) before hunting wild turkeys (gratis license holders exempt).
  • Bag Limit: Each license holder may take 1 bearded or male wild turkey per license.

Ohio

  • Season Dates: April 20-May 19 (South Zone); April 27-May 26 (Northeast Zone).
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($19); resident 3-Year hunting license ($54.08); resident 10-Year hunting license ($180.27); resident lifetime hunting license ($449.28); non-resident hunting license ($180.96); resident spring turkey permit ($31.20); non-resident spring turkey permit ($38.48).
  • Bag Limit: 1 bearded turkey.

Oklahoma

  • Season Dates: April 16-May 16.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($32); resident combination hunting/fishing ($53); resident 5-Year hunting license ($88); resident 5-Year combination hunting/fishing ($148); resident lifetime hunting license ($625); resident lifetime combination hunting/fishing ($775); non-resident hunting license ($176); turkey permit ($10 for both residents and non-residents).
  • Bag Limit: 1 tom turkey statewide.

Oregon

  • Season Dates: April 15-May 31.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($34.50); non-resident hunting license ($172); resident spring/fall turkey permit ($26.50); non-resident spring/fall turkey permit ($90).
  • Bag Limit: Seasonal limit is 3 male turkeys or turkeys with a visible beard; daily bag limit is 1 male turkey or turkey with a visible beard; ODFW says that it is unlawful to obtain and possess more than three 2024 statewide spring turkey tags.

Pennsylvania

  • Season Dates: May 4-18 (turkeys may be hunted 1/2 hour before sunrise to 12 noon); May 20-31 (turkeys may be hunted 1/2 hours before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset). Note: It is unlawful to hunt on Sundays, except for foxes, crows, coyotes and other exceptions noted in Pennsylvania Game Commission regulations.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident adult hunting license ($20.97); non-resident adult hunting license ($101.97); resident special spring turkey add-on ($21.97); non-resident spring turkey add-on ($41.97).
  • Bag Limit: Seasonal limit is 2 gobblers/bearded birds; daily limit is 1 gobbler/bearded bird. Second spring gobbler may only be taken by persons who possess a valid special wild turkey license.

Rhode Island

  • Season Dates: April 25-May 19.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($21 online; $23 at vendor); resident combination hunting/fishing license ($38 online; $40 at vendor); non-resident hunting license ($55 online; $58 at vendor); resident spring turkey permit ($8 online; $8.50 at vendor); non-resident turkey permit ($21.50 online; $22.50 at vendor).
  • Bag Limit: Seasonal limit is 2 bearded birds; each turkey harvested requires an individual permit; no more than 1 turkey may be taken on state lands during the spring season.

South Carolina

  • Season Dates: March 22-April 30 (Private lands Game Zone 3 and 4); April 1-May 10 (Private lands Game Zone 1 and 2); April 1-30 (WMA lands statewide); no Sunday hunting allowed on WMA lands.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($12); resident combination license ($25); resident 3-Year combination license ($75); resident 3-Year hunting license ($36); resident big game/turkey permit ($6); resident 3-Year big game/turkey permit ($18); resident spring turkey tag ($5, includes set of 3 tags for resident hunters); non-resident hunting license ($125); non-resident 10-day hunting license ($75); non-resident 3-Day hunting license ($50); non-resident big game/turkey permit ($100); non-resident turkey tags ($100, maximum of 2 tags per hunter, per season).
  • Bag Limit: Residents - 3 gobblers per season, no more than one per day, no more than 1 from April 1-10 on private land and WMAs in Game Zones 1 and 2; no more than 1 from March 22-31 on private land in Game Zone 3 and 4. Non-residents - 2 gobblers per season, no more than one per day, no more than 1 from April 1-10 on private land and WMAs in Game Zones 1 and 2; no more than 1 from March 22-31 on private land in Game Zone 3 and 4; some WMAs may be more restrictive, see South Carolina state regulations.

South Dakota

  • Season Dates: April 13-May 31 (Spring Prairie); April 27-May 31 (Spring Black Hills); April 27-May 19 (Custer State Park).
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident turkey archery ($25); resident turkey Black Hills spring ($25); resident turkey Custer State Park spring ($25); resident turkey Prairie spring ($25 for 1 male turkey; $35 for 2 male turkeys); non-resident turkey archery ($100); non-resident turkey Black Hills spring ($100); non-resident turkey Prairie spring ($100 for 1 male turkey, $125 for 2 male turkeys); Habitat stamp ($10 for residents, $25 for non-residents). In all areas, turkey hunting is limited and by lottery draw only -- see state regulations for deadlines, licensing information and tag application details.
  • Bag Limit: 1 or 2 male wild turkeys, depending upon unit drawn.

Tennessee

  • Season Dates: April 13-May 26 (shotgun/archery, general season).
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting/fishing combination ($33, plus appropriate supplemental license); resident annual sportsman ($165, all inclusive license); resident big game gun ($33); non-resident hunting all-game ($305); non-resident 7-Day hunting all-game ($214); some public lands require additional fee.
  • Bag Limit: 2 bearded turkeys, only one can be a jake; no more than 1 per day. Adult gobbler must have at least one of the following: a beard longer than 6 inches, tail feathers are all the same length, wing feathers have white barring all the way to the tip, a spur that is at least 1/2 inch long.

Texas

  • Season Dates: March 16-April 28 (Rio Grande - South Zone); March 30-May 12 (Rio Grande - North Zone); April 1-30 (Rio Grande - Special); April 22-May 14 (Eastern Turkey).
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting ($25); Resident Super Combo hunting/fishing license ($68); non-resident general hunting license ($315, includes any legal bird or animal); or non-resident spring turkey license ($126); Annual Public Hunting (APH) for public lands ($48); upland game bird endorsement ($7).
  • Bag Limit: Seasonal bag limit varies by county from 1 gobbler or bearded hen to up to 4 gobblers or bearded hens in certain counties; only 1 Eastern turkey is allowed each spring.

Utah

  • Season Dates: April 13-25 (Limited Entry); April 29-May 31 (General Season).
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($40); resident multi-year hunting license ($39 per year, up to five years); resident combination license ($44);  non-resident hunting license ($120); non-resident multi-year combination license ($149 per year, up to five years); resident turkey limited entry permit ($40); resident turkey general season permit ($40); resident CWMU turkey permit ($40); non-resident turkey limited entry permit ($125); non-resident turkey general season permit ($125); non-resident CWMU turkey permit ($125).
  • Bag Limit: 1 bearded bird.

Vermont

  • Season Dates: May 1-31.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting ($28); resident 5-year hunting ($134); resident combination hunting/fishing ($47); resident 5-year combination hunting/fishing ($229); non-resident hunting ($102); non-resident 5-Year hunting ($504); non-resident combination hunting/fishing ($143); non-resident 5-Year combination hunting/fishing ($709); resident turkey permit ($23); non-resident turkey permit ($38).
  • Bag Limit: 2 bearded turkeys, statewide.

Virginia

  • Season Dates: April 13-28 (statewide, 1/2 hour before sunrise to 12 noon each day); April 29-May 18 (statewide, 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset).
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident hunting license ($23); resident 2-Year hunting license ($44); resident 3-Year hunting license ($65); resident 4-Year hunting license ($86); resident sportsman's license ($100); resident deer/turkey license/permit ($23); non-resident hunting license ($111); non-resident 3-Day hunting license ($60); non-resident deer/turkey license/permit ($86); some additional fees may apply on public lands.
  • Bag Limit: 1 per day, bearded turkeys only. Hunters may take 1 to 3 bearded turkeys in the spring season depending on how many turkeys were taken in the fall season.

Washington

  • Season Dates: April 15-May 31.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident small-game hunting license ($40.50); resident small game hunting license with combined big game license purchase ($22); non-resident small game hunting license ($183.50); resident small game hunting license with combined purchase of big game license ($96.80); non-resident 3-Day small game hunting license ($68); resident first turkey tag ($15.90); resident additional turkey transport tags ($15.90); non-resident first turkey tag ($44.50); non-resident additional turkey transport tags ($66.50).
  • Bag Limit: A total of 3 (three) male turkeys in the spring season with following restrictions: only 2 turkeys may be killed in eastern Washington, except 3 may be killed in Spokane County while only 1 may be killed in Kittitas or Yakima counties; 1 turkey may be killed per year in western Washington outside of Klickitat County, where 2 turkeys may be killed.

West Virginia

  • Season Dates: April 15-May 19.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident annual public hunting license classes vary, prices range from $19 to $135; resident lifetime hunting/trapping ($782 for Class A-L); resident lifetime combination hunting/trapping/fishing license ($805 for Class AB-L); non-resident hunting/trapping license ($119); non-resident turkey hunting stamp ($32); non-resident National Forest hunting/trapping/fishing stamp ($2); non-resident lifetime hunting licenses are available for various license classes – see West Virginia Department of Natural Resources hunting regulations for full details and costs.
  • Bag Limit: 2 bearded birds.

Wisconsin

  • Season Dates: April 17-23 (Period A); April 24-30 (Period B); May 1-7 (Period C); May 8-14 (Period D); May 15-21 (Period E); May 22-28 (Period F).
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident spring turkey hunting license ($15); resident bonus turkey harvest authorizations ($10); non-resident spring turkey hunting license ($65); non-resident bonus turkey harvest authorizations ($15); resident and non-resident wild turkey stamp ($5.25).
  • Bag Limit: 1 bearded or male turkey per spring turkey harvest authorization (formerly known as a carcass tag/permit).

Wyoming

  • Season Dates: Dates vary by unit between April 1 and May 31 -- see Wyoming Game and Fish Department hunting regulations for full details.
  • Hunting Licenses: Resident spring turkey ($16); resident spring turkey landowner ($16); Pioneer landowner spring turkey ($2); Pioneer heritage spring turkey ($10); Pioneer heritage landowner spring turkey ($10); non-resident spring turkey ($74); non-resident landowner spring turkey ($74) -- see Wyoming Game and Fish Department hunting regulations for full license cost qualifications and details.
  • Bag Limit: 1 male or bearded wild turkey per license. According to the National Wild Turkey Federation, hunters may possess one General License (over-the-counter, unlimited in number), or one Type 1 license (by limited draw only), and up to two Type 3 licenses (limited draw only, sometimes available as leftover licenses if not sold out in the draw).

Sources: State game and fish agency websites (see individual state website links above); National Wild Turkey Federation 2024 Spring Turkey Hunting Guide and Realtree Turkey Hunting Nation.




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