Turkey Seasons & Bag Limits
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.
Sept. 26 – Oct. 30 and Nov. 2 – 6, 2020 (same as deer archery-only season)
Oct. 17 – 30, 2020
Fall Turkey Bag Limit
One (1) bearded turkey per county.
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).