Wild Turkey Seasons
Washington Bird Hunting
Hunters who harvested two birds in eastern Washington during the spring CAN still participate in fall turkey seasons. Each season has a separate bag limit.
Hunting Hours for Turkeys
One-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
It is illegal to hunt turkeys with a weapon other than shotgun or muzzleloading shotgun shooting #4 or smaller shot (0.13 inches diameter or smaller), bow and arrow, or crossbow. See shot size diagram.
It is unlawful to use dogs, electronic calls, or electronic decoys to hunt turkey or baiting methods for game birds.
Turkey hunters will owe hunting activity reports (Spring and/or Fall) for each turkey transport tag purchased (see License Fees & Information).
If you purchase a turkey tag before the end of the spring season you must submit a spring hunting report. If you have an unfilled spring tag, or if you purchase a turkey tag after the end of the spring season, then you must submit a fall hunting report.
General Wild Turkey Seasons
|License Required: A small game license and a valid turkey transport tag. |
You will owe hunting activity reports (Spring and/or Fall) for each turkey transport tag purchased.
Bag Limit/Legal Bird
Fall General Seasons (statewide seasonal bag limit is four (4) turkeys with the following area restrictions)
|Fall General Season||Sept. 1-Dec. 31||101 through 154 and 162 through 186||Two (2) beardless and two (2) either sex turkeys|
|Sept. 26-Oct. 16||382, 388, 568 through 578||One (1) either sex turkey|
|Youth Only||April 3-4, 2021||Statewide||The combined spring/youth spring season limit is three (3) birds. Only two (2) turkeys may be killed in Eastern Washington, except only one (1) may be killed in Chelan, Kittitas, or Yakima counties. One (1) turkey may be killed per year in Western Washington outside of Klickitat County. Two (2) turkeys may be killed in Klickitat County. |
Male turkeys and turkeys with visible beards only
|Spring General Season||April 15-May 31|