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Turkey Seasons & Bag Limits

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Gobblers & Bearded Turkeys Only

Fall Seasons

Zone A

  • Archery season: July 28 – Aug. 26
  • Crossbow season: July 28 – Aug. 31
  • Muzzleloading gun season: Sept. 1–14
  • Fall turkey season: Oct. 8–14, Nov. 17 – Jan. 6 1

Zone B

  • Archery season: Oct. 13 – Nov. 11
  • Crossbow season: Oct. 13 – Nov. 16
  • Muzzleloading gun season: Nov. 17 – Nov. 30
  • Fall turkey season: Dec. 1 – Jan. 27 1

Zone C

  • Archery season: Sept.15 – Oct. 14
  • Crossbow season: Sept. 15 – Oct. 19
  • Muzzleloading gun season: Oct. 20 – Nov. 2
  • Fall turkey season: Nov. 3 – Dec. 30 1

Zone D (except in Holmes County, where there is no fall harvest of turkeys allowed)

  • Archery season: Oct. 20 – Nov. 21
  • Crossbow season: Oct. 20 – Nov. 21, Nov. 26–30
  • Muzzleloading gun season: Dec. 1–7
  • Fall turkey season: Nov. 22–25, Dec. 8 – Jan. 13 1

Daily bag limit: 2 turkeys

Season and possession limit: 2 for all fall seasons combined

Spring Seasons 1

North of State Road 70

  • Youth turkey weekend: March 9–10 2
  • Spring turkey season: March 16 – April 21

South of State Road 70

  • Youth turkey weekend: Feb. 23–24 2
  • Spring turkey season: March 2 – April 7

Daily bag limit: 2 turkeys

Season and possession limit: 2 for all spring seasons

In Holmes County, the daily bag and season limit is 1.

Archery season — Only bows may be used. However, it is prohibited to use bows equipped with sights or aiming devices with electronic computational capabilities or light/laser projection during archery season.

Crossbow season — Only crossbows and bows may be used.

Muzzleloading gun season — Only muzzleloaders fired by wheel lock, flintlock, percussion cap or centerfire primer (including 209 primers) and crossbows and bows may be used. Muzzleloaders that can be loaded from the breech are not legal during muzzleloading gun season.

1 Shotguns, rifles, pre-charged pneumatic air guns, pistols, muzzleloaders, crossbows or bows may be used.

2 Only youth 15-years-old and younger can harvest turkey, but youth must be supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. However, adult supervisors with a hunting license and turkey permit can “call in” the turkey and otherwise participate in the hunt, but they cannot harvest turkey.