WILD TURKEY – FALL SEASON/REGULATIONS
- Thirty-four (34) counties are open to a 1-week fall turkey season (Oct. 8-16, 2022).
- Seven (7) counties are open to a split two-week fall turkey season (Oct. 8-16 and Oct. 24-30, 2022).
- Fourteen (14) counties are open to a split four-week fall turkey season (October 8-16 and Oct. 24 – Nov. 13, 2022).
- Please consult the 2022-2023 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary for additional details.
Q. Is the baiting for turkeys legal in WV during the spring or fall turkey season?
No. Baiting for turkeys in both the spring and fall hunting seasons is prohibited.
WILD TURKEY – SPRING SEASONS/REGULATIONS
• Statewide spring gobbler season from April 17 – May 21, 2023.
• The youth spring gobbler season is April 15 and 16, 2023 for hunters between the ages of 8 and 17.
Q. Can rifles be used during the youth spring gobbler season?
No, only shotguns, bows or crossbows (arrows or bolts must have a point with at least two sharp-cutting edges measuring in excess of 3⁄4 inch wide) are permitted. Shot size restrictions have been removed.
Q. Can XS license holders participate in the youth spring gobbler season?
No. Class XS license holders are only permitted to hunt in the youth antlerless deer season and the youth bear season. The Class XS license privilege does not apply to other youth seasons (e.g. youth spring gobbler season, youth small game season).
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