All four DGIF regions of Virginia offer spring turkey hunting on public lands. Whether hunting the blue ridge mountains of Blacksburg or the pines of the southeast, spring turkey hunting success is viable.
Where can I find turkeys in Virginia?
Virginia’s wild turkey population is estimated to be approximately 180,000 birds. Populations are not uniform across the state however as the highest population densities can be found in the Tidewater, South Mountain, and South Piedmont regions.
Where can I find turkey hunting?
- Proximity to water. The old hunter’s adage suggesting, “Turkeys love to roost where they can hear their droppings hit water,” rings true here.
- Heavy, mature timber. …
- Open areas. …
- Evergreens. …
- Shelter sites. …
- Look for sign. …
- Use your ears. …
- Use your eyes.
Can you kill a turkey on Thanksgiving Day in Virginia?
Like Pennsylvania, Virginia has a strong fall turkey hunting tradition. While varying season dates are offered here, a Thanksgiving day hunt is also available. … Dogs are legal for fall turkey hunting in Virginia, and in nearly 30 other states.
How many turkeys can you kill in VA?
Bag Limit. One per day, bearded turkeys only. Hunters may take one, two, or three bearded turkeys depending on how many turkeys were taken in the fall season.
Can you kill a turkey in Virginia today?
Virginia’s spring turkey season ran from April 13 to May 18. Licensed hunters are allowed to harvest three bearded turkeys during the season, but can only kill one in a day. Turkeys must be tagged at the place of harvest and checked-in.
Do turkeys roost in the same tree every night?
No they don’t always roost in the same tree/trees. Especially easterns they tend to move around.
Where is the turkey before sunrise?
Hear the Turkey
It’s ideal to be in the woods a couple hours before daylight to sneak in under the cover of darkness and listen to toms on the roost. You’ll also hear toms gobbling in the late afternoon as the sun starts to slip through the sky. Roosting areas are ideal places to focus your listening efforts.