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Turkey - 2013 Fall and 2014 Spring Seasons
2013-2014 Hunting Regulations

Spring Gobbler Season Regulations | Spring Gobbler Survey

2013 Fall Turkey season regulations

Season Limit: 1

Only one either sex turkey may be taken during the fall hunting season with either bow or gun.

It is illegal:

  • to use electronic calls.
  • to hunt with the use of bait.

October 12-19

October 12-19
and October 28 −
November 2

October 12-19
and October 28 −
November 16

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2014 Spring Gobbler Season Regulations

Season Limit: 2 bearded turkeys Statewide: April 28 - May 24, 2014

Shooting hours: ½ hour before sunrise to 1 p.m.

It is illegal to:

  • have an uncased firearm or a bow in your possession in the woods after 1 p.m.
  • hunt with dogs
  • use electronic calls
  • hunt with the use of bait
  • take more than one bearded turkey per day

Youth Spring Gobbler Season

A special one-day youth spring gobbler season will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Class Q/QQ and Class XS license holders are not eligible.

The bag limit is one bearded turkey and the harvested bird will count toward the hunter’s annual bag limit. Only shotguns using shot size no larger than #4 or smaller than #7½ are legal.

Youth hunters:

  • must be at least 8 and less than 18 years old; youth hunters age 15-17 must comply with all licensing requirements (see pages 41).
  • between the ages 8-14 must be accompanied by a licensed adult who cannot carry a gun or a bow and must remain close enough to render advice and assistance.

and, if a nonresident,

  • possess a Class XXJ license + CS/LE stamp or Class AAHJ+CS/LE stamp.

Nonresident adults accompanying youth hunters must possess Class E+WW+CS/LE licenses and if hunting on National Forest lands, a Class I stamp.

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Spring Gobbler Survey

The Division of Natural Resources conducts an annual Spring Gobbler Survey. Spring turkey hunters interested in participating in the survey should contact:obbler Survey. Spring turkey hunters interested in participating in the survey should contact:

Division of Natural Resources Operations Center
c/o Dr. Randy Tucker
P.O. Box 67 • Elkins, WV 26241
(304) 637-0245 • email: Randy.L.Tucker@wv.gov

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