2021 Fall Hunt Guide

The Fall Hunt Guide provides you with each state’s fall wild turkey hunting season dates, bag limits and more, while also offering a glimpse of what the spring harvest data and wild turkey hunting license sales* (where available) looked like in your state. After a spring of near normalcy, most of the country returned to its routines after more than a year of instability, and that was reflected in wild turkey hunting as well. After an influx of hunters hit the turkey woods in the spring of 2020 during a national pandemic, turkey harvest data was up about 10% across the board from 2019 to ‘20. In 2021, early indications are that wild turkey hunter numbers and turkey harvests decreased in many states after the previous year’s overall increase. State wildlife agencies and the NWTF continue to work together to identify and impact areas in need of improved wild turkey habitat, while funding research and conservation work as needed.

Use the Fall Hunt Guide to plan your next outdoor escape, but also review your state’s hunting regulations thoroughly for specific details before taking in all that our natural resources have to offer.

* All harvest data and license sales figures refer to the 2021 spring wild turkey hunting season unless otherwise noted.

Fall Turkey Hunting with Dogs Allowed

California

https://wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds • (916) 698-1146

Fall season dates/hours: Nov. 13 to Dec. 12; half-hour before sunrise to sunset

Bag limit: One per day, two per season

Deadlines for spring drawings: Check regulations

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: N/A; Upland Game Bird validation
(required to hunt turkeys) stamp sales increased 12% from 2019 to 2020

Colorado

https://cpw.state.co.us

Fall season dates/hours: Sept. 1 to Oct. 3* (*some units extend to Oct. 29; see regulations for details)

Bag limit: One bird of either sex; Bag limit is two bearded turkeys in the spring provided one is taken on an over-the-counter unlimited license and one is taken on a limited-draw-only permit

Connecticut

https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Hunting/CT-Hunting- and-Trapping • (860) 719-3152

Fall season dates/hours: Archery: Sept. 15 to Nov. 16; Dec. 22-31 (consult Field Guide for area specific regulations);
Firearms: Oct. 2-30

Bag limit: Archery: Two birds either sex; Firearms: Three birds either sex

Is fall wild turkey hunting with dogs allowed? Yes, on private land during firearm season

2021 spring harvest data: 1,247 bearded birds

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 25% decrease

License sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 4% decrease

Idaho

https://idfg.idaho.gov

Fall season dates/hours: Check regulations

Bag limit: Three in most general hunt units; up to six in the panhandle region

Deadlines for spring drawings: Open from Feb. 1 to March 1

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: No change

Kansas

www.ksoutdoors.com

Fall season dates/hours: Oct. 1 to Nov. 1/half-hour before sunrise to sunset

Bag limit: One

Deadlines for spring drawings: Unit 4 spring lottery draw applications for residents, landowner/tenants and non-resident tenants due Feb. 12; all other units over the counter

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Increase

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 32% increase

Kentucky

https://fw.ky.gov/Hunt/Pages/Fall-Turkey-Regs.aspx

Fall season dates/hours: Fall archery turkey season: Sep. 4 to Jan. 17, 2022; Fall crossbow turkey seasons: Oct. 1-17 and Nov. 13 to Dec. 31; Fall shotgun turkey seasons: Oct. 23-29 and Dec. 4-10

Bag limit: Four birds total, no more than two of which may be taken with a shotgun. No more than one bird may have a beard length of 3 inches or longer. No more than one bird may be taken per day.

2021 spring harvest data: 29,224

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 8% decrease from spring 2020 season

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 8% increase from Spring 2020 season. Note that this includes all licensed customers eligible to spring turkey hunt via spring turkey permits and combo licenses (Resident Sportsman’s, Senior, Disabled), not necessarily those who did.

Iowa

www.Iowadnr.gov • (515) 725-8200

Fall season dates/hours: Gun or Bow: Oct. 11 to Dec. 3; Archery only: Oct. 1 to Dec. 3, Dec. 20 to Jan. 10, 2022; Gun hours, half-hour before sunrise to sunset; Archery, half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset

Bag limit: Residents only, one per license up to two licenses

Deadlines for spring drawings: Jan. 1-30, 2022 lottery with zone and season quotas

2021 spring harvest data: 11,697

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Decreased 20%

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Decreased 10%

Maine

www.maine.gov/ifw/index.html • (207) 287-8000

Fall season dates/hours: Bow and arrow, crossbow or shotgun WMDs seasons limits first day last day daily bag and possession; General Hunting Season WMDs 15-17, 20-25: Sept. 20 to Nov. 6, five wild turkeys either sex, any age*; WMD 26: Sept. 20 to Nov. 6, three wild turkeys either sex, any age*; WMD 28 Sept. 20 to Nov. 6, two wild turkeys either sex, any age*; WMDs 6, 10-13, 18, 19, 27 and 29: Sept. 20 to Nov. 6, one wild turkey either sex, any age*; WMDs 1-5, 7-9, 14: closed to taking of wild turkeys; Youth Fall Wild Turkey Day Sept. 18 *May take up to five wild turkeys for the fall season, but cannot exceed an individual WMD bag limit, the order in which they are taken does not matter. No more than two wild turkeys may be harvested per permit holder per day.

Bag limit: See above

2021 spring harvest data: 5,800

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Decrease

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Increase

Maryland

www.dnr.maryland.gov • (410) 260-8540

Fall season dates/hours: Oct. 30 to Nov. 7 (select counties only); one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset

Bag limit: One (either sex)

2021 spring harvest data: 3,910

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 9.1% decrease

Michigan

www.michigan.gov/dnr

Fall season dates/hours: Sept. 15 to Nov. 14 (see regulations for open units)/Half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset

Bag limit: One turkey (either sex) per fall turkey hunting license

New Hampshire

www.Wildnh.com  • (603) 271-2461

Fall season dates/hours: Archery Season: Sept. 15 to Dec. 15 (except for Wildlife Management Unit A which closes one week early on Dec. 8); Fall Shotgun Season Oct. 11-17 only in designated Wildlife Management Units (D2, G, H1, H2, I1, I2, JI, J2, K, L, and M); Fall Hunting Hours: half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset

Bag limit: One bird of either sex may be taken during the fall archery or shotgun season

2021 spring harvest data: 5,239 (preliminary estimate)

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 2020 spring harvest was 5,718

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: As of May 31, 2021, New Hampshire saw a 1.02% increase in turkey hunting license sales compared to the same time last year

New Jersey

www.njfishandwildlife.com • (609) 256-2809

Fall season dates/hours: Oct. 23-30, excluding Oct. 24; half-hour before sunrise until half-hour after sunset

Bag limit: One turkey of either sex per permit

Deadlines for spring drawings: Application period is Jan. 25 to Feb. 22, 2022. Permit pickup begins March 1, 2022 and must be claimed by 11:59 p.m. on March 22, 2022. Over-the-counter leftover permits can be purchased starting
March 28, 2022 at 10 a.m.

2021 spring harvest data: 2,327 (preliminary)

Nebraska

www.outdoornebraska.gov

Fall season dates/hours: Sept. 15 to Jan. 31, 2022

Bag limit: Two permits per person, bag limit of two turkeys per permit

New York

www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8366.html

Fall season dates/hours: Check regulations
Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Bag limit: One bird either sex

Ohio

www.wildohio.gov • 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543)

Fall season dates/hours: Oct. 9 to Nov. 28; 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset

Bag limit: One wild turkey (either sex)

Deadlines for spring drawings: Spring turkey permits for Ohio’s regular season are available over the counter. Special youth wild turkey hunts will be held at Lake La Su An, Killbuck Marsh and Mosquito Creek wildlife areas during the regular spring wild turkey season. Any person interested in participating in these hunts should contact the District Two (Findlay) office at (419) 424-5000 for the La Su An hunts; and District Three (Akron) at (330) 644-2293 for the Killbuck and Mosquito Creek hunts during March.

2021 spring harvest data: 14,541

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 19% decrease

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Spring turkey permits issued decreased by 10%

Oregon

www.myodfw.com • 1-866-947-ODFW (6339)

Fall season dates/hours: Varies, check regulations

Bag limit: One to two, depending on area

2021 spring harvest data: N/A; 2020 spring harvest: 6,589

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: N/A; harvest increased 18% from 2019 to 2020

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: N/A; tag sales increased 10.8% from 2019 to 2020

Pennsylvania

www.pgc.pa.gov • (717) 787-4250

Fall season dates/hours: Dates vary by WMU. Earliest start, Oct. 30, latest close, Nov. 26 (see below). Hours: half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset. The fall season in WMUs 1A, 1B, 4A, 4B, 4D and 4E will be one week (Oct. 30 to Nov. 6). In WMU 2B, the season will run Oct. 30-Nov. 19, with a Thanksgiving season from Nov. 24-26. In WMUs 2A, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D and 4C, the season will be Oct. 30-Nov. 13. In WMUs 2C, 2D and 2E, the season will be Oct. 30-Nov. 13 and Nov. 24-26. In WMU 5B, the season will be from Nov. 2-4. In WMUs 5A, 5C and 5D, the season will be closed for fall hunting. WMU 5A had been open to fall turkey hunting in a limited season in previous years.

Bag limit: One either sex

Tennessee

www.tnwildlife.org

Fall season dates/hours: Archery: Sept. 25 to Oct. 29 and Nov. 1-5 (same as deer archery-only season); Shotgun/Archery: Oct. 16-29; Hours: Half-hour before legal sunrise to legal sunset

Bag limit: One bearded turkey per county (check regulations, not all counties are open for fall turkey season)

Deadlines for spring drawings: Dec. 8 to Jan. 12, 2022

2021 spring harvest data: 32,703 (reported)

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 18% decrease

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 3.8% increase

Texas

https://tpwd.texas.gov • (512) 389-4800

Fall season dates/hours: Archery Only: Oct. 2 to Nov. 5; South Zone: Nov. 6 to Jan. 16, 2022; North Zone: Nov. 6 to Jan. 2, 2022; Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg, and Willacy Counties: Nov. 6 to Feb. 27, 2022; South Zone Youth Only: Oct. 31, Jan. 17-30, 2022; North Zone Youth Only: Oct. 31, Jan. 3-16, 2022; Hours: half-hour before official sunrise to half-hour after official sunset

Bag limit: Four birds annually

Deadlines for spring drawings: Oct. 15

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Non-resident spring license sales increased from 2020 to 2021 by 187%. Resident license sales are not specific to wild turkey hunting: Resident license sales decreased from 98,308 in 2020 to 96,920 in 2021 (-1.4%), but super combo sales increased from 76,577 in 2020 to 88,250 in 2021 (15.24%). Between these two options, license sales increased by 5.88%.

Utah

https://wildlife.utah.gov/ • (801) 538-4700

Fall season dates/hours: Fall permits available Sept. 2; Fall 2021 season dates (Northern, central, southeastern, and southern regions):  Oct. 1 – Feb. 28, 2022

Bag limit: One bird per permit.
Up to three fall permits may be purchased.

Is fall wild turkey hunting with dogs allowed? Dogs may be used to locate and retrieve upland game or wild turkeys during open hunting seasons. While dogs are generally allowed on state wildlife and waterfowl management areas (WMAs), there are some seasonal closures. A complete list of WMAs that are seasonally closed to dogs is located in Utah Rule R657-6-20.  

Deadlines for spring drawings: Limited Entry applications available online:  Dec. 1, Deadline: Dec. 27 Remaining Limited Entry permits available: Feb. 24, 2022
Spring general season permits available: Feb. 24, 2022

2021 spring harvest data: Limited Entry 2021: 919 harvested; Limited entry 2020: 724 harvested; General Season 2021 harvest: 2,035; General Season 2020 harvest: 2,955 (state experienced significant increase in permit purchase due to COVID-19). CWMU  2021: 14; CWMU 2020: 7

Vermont

https://vtfishandwildlife.com/hunt • (802) 777-0823

Fall season dates/hours: Archery only, Oct. 2-22 statewide; shotgun or archery, Oct. 23-31, WMUs B, D, G, H, I, J, L, M, O, P and Q; shotgun or archery, Oct. 23 to Nov. 7, WMUs F, K and N, Hours: half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset

Bag limit: One turkey of either sex per hunter for all fall seasons combined

2021 spring harvest data: Youth - 658 (previous 10-year average of 621 birds taken annually); novice - 29 (new in 2021); regular spring season - 4,693 (previous 10-year average of 4,870 birds taken annually)
Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Youth – 4.9% increase; regular spring season – 2.1% decrease

Wild turkey hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Youth – 1.5% decrease; regular spring season – 4.5% decrease

Virginia

https://dwr.virginia.gov • (804) 367-1000

Fall season dates/hours: Archery: Oct. 2 to Nov. 12 (statewide, half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset); Youth and Apprentice Fall Weekend: Oct. 9-10 (statewide, half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset); Fall Firearms Seasons (check regulations for zone locations):

Zone 1: Oct. 16-29 and Nov. 25

Zone 2: Oct. 16-29, Nov. 24-25,
Nov. 29 to Dec. 25 and Jan. 8-22

Zone 3: Oct. 16-29, Nov. 24-25, Nov. 29 to Dec. 11

Zone 4: Oct. 16-29, Nov. 24-25,
Nov. 29 to Dec. 11 and Jan. 8-22

Bag limit: One per day, three per license year, no more than two of which may be taken in the fall, either sex may be taken during the fall

Is fall wild turkey hunting with dogs allowed? Yes, during the fall youth/apprentice weekend and fall firearms seasons

Deadlines for spring drawings: Nov. 24

2021 spring harvest data: 20,541

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Stable from 2020 harvest of 20,525 birds

 West Virginia

www.wvdnr.gov • (304) 558-2771

Fall season dates/hours: Every county will have at least a one-week season from Oct. 9-17. A split two-week season will be available to counties based on the 2021 spring harvest Oct. 9-17 and Oct. 25-31. “Traditional” counties will have a four-week split season Oct. 9-17 and Oct. 25 to Nov. 14. Shooting hours are half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset.

Bag limit: One bird either sex

2021 spring harvest data: 10,134 bearded turkeys

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 10.43% below last year’s harvest (11,314), 10.32% below the five-year average (11,300), 2.93% below the 10-year average (10,449)

Wisconsin

https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/hunt/turkey • (608) 513-6739

Fall season dates: Zones 1-5: Sept. 18 to Jan. 9, 2022; Zones 6-7: Sept. 18 to Nov. 19

Bag limit: One per harvest authorization

Deadlines for spring drawings: Dec. 10

2021 spring harvest data: 37,179 (preliminary)

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 17% decrease

Wild turkey hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 2% decrease in harvest authorizations sold,
~16,000 less over-the-counter tags sold

Wyoming

https://wgfd.wyo.gov • (307) 777-4600

Fall season dates/hours: Varies by area, check regulations; half-hour before sunrise to sunset

Bag limit: One wild turkey per license

Deadlines for spring drawings: Application period Jan. 3 to Feb. 1, 2022

Fall Turkey Hunting with Dogs Not Allowed

Alabama

www.outdooralabama.com • (334) 242-3469

Fall season dates/hours: Nov. 20-28; Dec. 11 to Jan. 1, 2022 daylight hours

Bag limit: One per day, four during combined fall and spring season

Deadlines for spring drawings: Special opportunity areas (SOAs) limited quota hunts registration, Dec. 1-16

2021 spring harvest data: 14,905 reported, final estimate pending results of postseason survey

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 11.6% decrease from previous spring reported harvest

Arizona

www.azgfd.com • (602) 942-3000

Fall season dates/hours: Oct. 1-7 daylight hours

Bag limit: One turkey/year, fall season is “any turkey”

Deadlines for spring drawings: Oct. 12

License sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Arizona is on a lottery draw system, no change from previous year

Florida

www.MyFWC.com   • (850) 488-3811

Fall season dates/hours: The following information applies to lands outside of the Wildlife Management Area System: Hours - one hour before sunrise until sunset

Zone A: Archery (July 31 to Aug. 29),
Crossbow (July 31 to Sept. 3),
Muzzleloading gun (Sept. 4-17)

Fall Turkey (Oct. 4-17, Nov. 20 to Jan. 2, 2022)

Zone B: Archery (Oct. 16 to Nov. 14),
Crossbow (Oct. 16 to Nov. 19),
Muzzleloading gun (Nov. 20 to Dec. 3),
Fall Turkey (Dec. 4 to Jan. 30)

Zone C: Archery (Sept. 18 to Oct. 17),
Crossbow (Sept. 18 to Oct. 22),
Muzzleloading gun (Oct. 23 to Nov. 5),
Fall Turkey (Nov. 6 to Jan. 2, 2022)

Zone D*: Archery (Oct. 23 to Nov. 24),
Crossbow (Oct. 23 to Nov. 24, Nov. 29 to Dec. 3), Muzzleloading gun (Dec. 4-10),
Fall Turkey (Nov. 25-28, Dec. 11 to Jan. 16, 2022)

*No Fall Harvest in Holmes County

Note: Wildlife management area season dates, bag limits, methods of take and other rules may vary from statewide regulations and other WMAs so review the specific WMA regulations brochure for the area you wish to hunt. WMA regulations brochures are available at MyFWC.com/WMABrochures.

Bag limit: Two bearded turkeys for all fall seasons combined

Deadlines for spring drawings: Spring Turkey Quota Hunts Permits, Phase 1 Applications: Nov. 1-30; Phase 2 Applications: Dec. 3-13; Youth Spring Turkey Quota Hunts Permits, Phase 1 Applications: Nov. 1-30; Phase 2 Applications: Dec. 3-13; Special Opportunity Hunt Permits, Phase 1 Applications: Nov. 1-30. Apply at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com

2021 spring harvest data: 13,007

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Decrease

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Increase

Hawaii

https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/hunting/bird

Fall season dates/hours: Varies, check regulations

Bag limit: Varies, check regulations

Is fall wild turkey hunting with dogs allowed? Varies, check regulations

Illinois

www.dnr.illinois.gov • (217) 782-6302

Fall season dates/hours: Fall Archery – Oct. 1 to Jan. 16, 2022 (Closed during firearm deer season in counties open to firearm deer hunting); Fall Shotgun – Oct. 23-31 Hours: Fall Archery – half-hour before sunrise to sunset; Fall Shotgun – half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset

Bag limit: One either-sex turkey per permit, maximum of two permits for each season (Fall archery and fall shotgun)

Deadlines for spring drawings:
1st Lottery: Oct. 5 to Dec. 1;
2nd Lottery: Dec. 2 to Jan. 11, 2022;
3rd Lottery: Jan. 12 to Feb. 9 2022;
Over-the-counter: March 8, 2022

2021 spring harvest data: 13,619

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring:  14% decrease

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 2% increase

Indiana

www.in.gov/dnr/fish-and-wildlife

Fall season dates/hours: Fall Archery Oct. 1-31, Dec. 4 to Jan. 2, 2022, Fall Firearm Oct. 20-31

Bag limit: One bird either sex/hunter/fall season

Deadlines for spring drawings: Check regulations

2021 spring harvest data: 13,320 wild turkeys during the 2021 spring season, an 8% decrease from the 2020 harvest of 14,492, but close to the 2015-19 mean harvest of 12,065

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: See above

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: (Spring resident license sales only) increased 27% from 2019 to 2020, decreased 10% from 2020 to 2021 but 14% above 2019

Massachusetts

www.mass.gov/orgs/division-of-fisheries-and-wildlife • (508) 389-6300

Fall season dates/hours: Oct. 4 to Nov. 27 (archery); Oct. 18-30 (shotgun); half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset

Bag limit: One

2021 spring harvest data: 2,929

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Slight decrease from record year in 2020

Minnesota

www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/turkey/index.html

Fall season dates/hours: Oct. 2-31 (in permitted areas); Half-hour before sunrise to sunset

Bag limit: One turkey of either sex in the fall

Mississippi

www.mdwfp.com (601) 432-2400

Fall season dates/hours: Oct. 15 to Nov. 15 on private lands only in open zones; check regulations for details

Bag limit: Two birds, which may be of either sex

Deadlines for spring drawings: Feb. 15 for WMA draw hunts

2021 spring harvest data: 9,267 via Game Check

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Game Check harvest was down about 25%

Missouri

www.mdc.mo.gov (573) 751-4115

Fall season date/hours: Archery: Sept. 15 to Nov. 12; Nov. 24 to Jan. 15, 2022; half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset; Two turkeys of either sex, both may be taken on the same day; Firearm: Oct. 1-31, fall firearms turkey hunting is not permitted in Dunklin, McDonald, Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Pemiscot and Scott counties; half-hour before sunrise to sunset; two turkeys of either sex, both may be taken on the same day

Bag limit: See above

2021 spring harvest data: 34,595

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 17% decrease

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 10% decrease

Montana

https://fwp.mt.gov (406) 444-2535

Fall season dates/hours: Sept. 1 to Jan. 1; half-hour before sunrise until half-hour after sunset

Bag limit: A turkey hunter may hold up to 12 wild turkey licenses per year. This may include: 1 General Turkey License valid statewide (except for a portion of Region 4) for male turkey in the spring and either-sex turkey in the fall; 1 Regional Turkey License in each of Regions 1, 2, 5 and 7 valid for male turkey in the spring and either-sex turkey in the fall (Region 5 license only valid in the spring); 1 Female or Beardless Turkey License in Region 1; 4 Female or Beardless Turkey Licenses valid in Missoula and Ravalli counties; 1 Female or Beardless Turkey License valid in Missoula, Ravalli and Mineral counties; 1 Spring Special Drawing Turkey License in Region 4.

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 8.9% decrease from 2019

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 23% increase from 2019 to 2020

New Mexico

www.wildlife.state.nm.us (505) 476-8000

Fall season dates/hours: Sept. 1-30 (archery only); Nov. 1-30 (any legal sporting arm); half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset

Bag limit: Any one turkey

Deadlines for spring drawings: Feb. 9, 2022

2021 spring harvest data: Estimated 2,600 (estimated 20.9% success rate among estimated 10,261 hunters)

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Estimated spring harvest decreased 12.26% in 2020 from 2019

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Increased 23.4% from in 2020 from 2019

North Dakota

www.gf.nd.gov (701) 328-6300

Fall season dates/hours: Oct. 9 to Jan. 2, 2022

Bag limit: One

Oklahoma

www.wildlifedepartment.com

Fall season dates/hours: Oct. 1 to Jan. 15 (archery); Oct. 30 to Nov. 19 (gun), some counties not open for fall hunting with a gun (check regulations)

Bag limit: One

2021 spring harvest data: 5,846 statewide

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 9.86% decrease

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: .06% decrease

Rhode Island

www.dem.ri.gov/programs/fish-wildlife

Fall season dates/hours: Oct. 1-31; half-hour before sunrise to sunset

Bag limit: One either sex

2021 spring harvest data: 282 birds

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 5.2% increase

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 20% increase

South Dakota

https://gfp.sd.gov/

Fall season dates/hours: Nov. 1 to Jan. 31, 2022 Hours: Half-hour before sunrise to sunset

Bag limit: Check regulations

Deadlines for spring drawings: Mid-February

Wild turkey hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: ~2% increase in deer/turkey licenses from
2019 to 2020

Washington

https://wdfw.wa.gov • (360) 902-2515

Fall season dates/hours: Sept. 1 through Dec. 31 in designated Game Management Units (101-154, 162-186, 203-290, 382, 388, 568-578; One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Bag limit: In 100-series GMUs: two beardless and two either sex turkeys; all other open GMUs: one either sex turkey

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 19% decrease from 2019 to 2020. The 2020 spring season opening was delayed due to safety concerns during the pandemic.

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: Annual turkey tag sales (not just spring) increased 21% from the 2019 season to the 2020 season.

No fall season

Alaska

No huntable turkey population

Arkansas

www.agfc.com (501) 223-6300

Deadlines for spring drawings: Spring WMA Turkey Permit Draw Jan. 15 to Feb. 15, 2022

2021 spring harvest data: Preliminary 7,010

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: ~19% decrease

Delaware

www.de.gov/fw (302) 739-9912

Deadlines for spring drawings: Jan. 7, 2022 for a permit to hunt on public land. Must have completed an approved mandatory turkey hunting safety course before applying.

2021 spring harvest data: 612 turkeys harvested

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 4.8% decrease

Georgia

www.georgiawildlife.com (706) 557-3350

Deadlines for spring drawings: Quota Hunt Deadline Feb. 15

2021 spring harvest data: 12,145 reported via Game Check

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 16% decrease

Louisiana

www.wlf.louisiana.gov

Nevada

www.ndow.org

North Carolina

www.ncwildlife.org

Deadlines for spring drawings: March 1, 2022

2021 spring harvest data: 21,974 Turkeys

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring:  6.2% decrease

South Carolina

www.dnr.sc.gov (803) 734-3886

Deadlines for spring drawings: Applications available in January, closes March 1

Harvest increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 2020 was 19% below 2019

Hunting license sales increase/decrease (%) from previous spring: 12% increase

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