North Carolina Turkey Hunting Season 2023-2024

Key Dates and Regulations for Turkey Hunting

Wild Turkey Spring Season

  • 2023 Season:

    • Start Date: April 8, 2023
    • End Date: May 6, 2023
    • Note: Hunting is limited to bearded or male turkeys only.
  • 2024 Season:

    • Start Date: April 13, 2024
    • End Date: May 11, 2024
    • Note: Similarly, this season is restricted to bearded or male turkeys only.

Additional Turkey Hunting Periods

  • Early 2023 Season:

    • Dates: April 1 - April 7, 2023
    • Note: This short period precedes the main spring season.
  • Youth-Only Season 2024:

    • Start Date: April 6, 2024
    • End Date: April 12, 2024
    • Note: Exclusive to youth hunters, this period is also limited to bearded or male turkeys only.

Important Points to Consider

  • Youth-Only Season: An opportunity for young hunters to experience turkey hunting in a more controlled and less competitive environment.
  • Gender Restrictions: Bearded or male turkeys are the only legal targets during these specified seasons, emphasizing selective and responsible hunting practices.
  • License Requirements: Hunters must possess the appropriate licenses and adhere to all state hunting regulations and guidelines.

This guide outlines the specific dates and regulations for turkey hunting in North Carolina, providing hunters with essential information to plan their hunting activities responsibly and legally.

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