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Hunting

Turkey Seasons & Bag Limits

Turkey (gobblers and bearded turkeys only)

Fall seasons

Zone A

  • Archery season: July 31 – Aug. 29
  • Crossbow season: July 31 – Sept. 3
  • Muzzleloading gun season: Sept. 4–17
  • Fall turkey season: Oct. 4–17, Nov. 20 – Jan. 2 2

Zone B

  • Archery season: Oct. 16 – Nov. 14
  • Crossbow season: Oct. 16 – Nov. 19
  • Muzzleloading gun season: Nov. 20 – Dec. 3
  • Fall turkey season: Dec. 4 – Jan. 30 2

Zone C

  • Archery season: Sept. 18 – Oct. 17
  • Crossbow season: Sept. 18 – Oct. 22
  • Muzzleloading gun season: Oct. 23 – Nov. 5
  • Fall turkey season: Nov. 6 – Jan. 2 2

Zone D (except in Holmes County, where fall harvest of turkeys is not allowed)

  • Archery season: Oct. 23 – Nov. 24
  • Crossbow season: Oct. 23 – Nov. 24, Nov. 29 – Dec. 3
  • Muzzleloading gun season: Dec. 4–10
  • Fall turkey season: Nov. 25–28, Dec. 11 – Jan. 16 2

Daily bag limit: 2 turkeys

Season and possession limit: 2 for all fall seasons combined

Hunting Zones

Spring seasons 2

North of State Road 70

  • Youth turkey hunt weekend: March 12–13 3
  • Spring turkey season: March 19 – April 24

South of State Road 70

  • Youth turkey hunt weekend: Feb. 26–27 3
  • Spring turkey season: March 5 – April 10

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.

Wild turkey subspecies range and dividing line for spring season dates

Archery season — Only bows may be used. 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. Muzzleloading guns designed to allow accelerant (gun powder) to be loaded at the breech may be used during muzzleloading gun seasons. General gun season — Centerfire rifles, shotguns, centerfire pistols, muzzleloaders, pre-charged pneumatic air guns, crossbows and bows may be used. 1 Youth deer hunt weekend – Youth 15-years-old and younger can harvest any deer except spotted fawn, but youth must be supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. Youth may use any legal method of take (including dogs) for deer, with a limit of 1 deer for the weekend that counts towards the youth’s annual statewide bag limit. This weekend does not apply to wildlife management areas. 2 Fall and spring turkey seasons – Shotguns, rifles, pre-charged pneumatic air guns, pistols, muzzleloaders, crossbows or bows may be used. 3 Youth turkey hunt weekend – 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 shoot or shoot at turkey.

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