Turkey Hunting Season kicks off on October 14

Oak Hill, WV (WOAY) – Turkey hunting returns to the Mountain State, with the fall season’s first split kicking off in all 55 counties on October 14.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds hunters they must purchase their licenses and stamps before the season starts.

The first split of the fall turkey season is open October 14-22 in all 55 counties.  

The second split will be open from October 30 through November 5 and provide an additional week of hunting opportunities in 18 counties.  

The third and final split will be open from October 30 through November 1 and provide additional weeks of hunting in 14 counties. 

During the fall turkey season, hunters can only harvest one bird of each sex using a bow, crossbow, or gun, including .22 caliber or larger air rifles.

Hunting hours vary from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. 

Using electronic calls and bait is not allowed. 

Hunters fifteen and older must have a valid West Virginia hunting license and a valid form of identification while hunting. 

Resident landowners hunting on their land do not need a license. 

You can purchase a hunting license from licensing agents across the Mountain state or online at WVHunt.com. 


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