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Turkey Seasons & Bag Limits

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Fall Turkey

Open in all counties, except Bledsoe, Bradley, Crockett, Dyer, Giles, Haywood, Lake, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lincoln, Loudon, McMinn, Monroe, Polk, Shelby, Tipton, Unicoi, and Wayne counties are closed to all fall turkey hunting. During the fall turkey seasons a turkey hunter may not be in possession of both archery equipment and shotguns and/or rifles. Any turkey harvested during these seasons counts toward the county bag limit. Hunters may move to a different county and hunt turkey after filling their bag limit in a county.

Archery

Sept. 26 – Oct. 30 and Nov. 2 – 6, 2020 (same as deer archery-only season)

Shotgun/Archery

Oct. 17 – 30, 2020

Fall Turkey Bag Limit

One (1) bearded turkey per county.

Spring Turkey

All counties are open to spring turkey seasons, however there are some exceptions on public land (see WMA section for details).

The new Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV) Unit consists of Dyer, Lake, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton Counties.

Statewide (excluding the MAV Unit and Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln and Wayne Counties)

Young Sportsman1: March 27-28, 2021

Shotgun/Archery: April 3 – May 16, 2021

MAV Unit and Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln and Wayne Counties

Young Sportsman1,2: April 10-11, 2021

Shotgun/Archery: April 17 – May 16, 2021

Spring Turkey Bag Limit

One (1) bearded turkey per day, not to exceed three (3) per season, except the season limit in the MAV Unit shall not exceed two (2) bearded turkeys, which count toward the statewide season limit.

1 Any turkey harvested during the Young Sports-man Hunt counts toward the statewide spring season limit of three (3).

2 Any turkey harvested during the Young Sportsman Hunt in the MAV unit counts toward the Unit spring season limit of two (2).