Virginia Turkey Hunting Seasons: Key Dates and Methods

Virginia's turkey hunting seasons offer diverse opportunities for hunters, including fall and spring seasons with specific dates for archery, youth, and firearms. Below is a comprehensive guide to these seasons:

Fall Turkey Seasons

Fall Archery Turkey Season

  • Dates: October 7 - November 17

Youth and Apprentice Fall Turkey Hunting Weekend

  • Dates: October 14 - October 15

Fall Firearms Turkey Seasons

  • Various Periods:
    • October 21 - November 3
    • November 23 (One Day)
    • December 4 - December 30
    • January 13 - January 27
    • October 21 - November 3
    • December 4 - December 16
    • January 13 - January 27
  • Note for Specific Cities: Hunting is closed in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach.

Spring Turkey Season

General Spring Turkey Season

  • Dates:
    • April 13 - April 28
    • April 29 - May 18

Youth and Apprentice Spring Turkey Hunting Weekend

  • Dates: April 6 and 7

These seasons provide a range of options for turkey hunting enthusiasts. The fall season includes both archery and firearms hunting, while the spring season focuses on general turkey hunting with a special weekend for youth and apprentice hunters. It’s essential for hunters to be aware of the specific dates, abide by the regulations, and ensure they have the appropriate licenses and permits for the method and season of their choice. Adhering to ethical hunting practices and respecting area-specific rules, such as the closures in certain cities, contributes to a responsible and sustainable hunting experience in Virginia.

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