Virginia Turkey Hunting

Virginia Turkey Hunting Guides & Outfitters

Virginia sportsmen are fortunate to have good populations of wild turkeys and five weeks of "prime time" spring hunting opportunities.

According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries turkey production has been poor in recent years and our turkey population growth has slowed but a increase in harvest numbers durring the 2008 season is good news for our turkey hunters.  Durring the 2008 VA turkey hunting season most birds were taken on private lands (90%) with the balance coming from federal (8%) or state-owned (2%) lands. Archers took 4% of the harvest in the early part of the archery season. During the firearms season, 52% of successful hunters took birds with a shotgun, 28% with a rifle, 14% with a muzzleloader, and 2% used other weapons. Approximately 23% of the harvest was reported during the first week of the season.

2009 Turkey Season: Spring Gobbler, Apr. 11-May 2, ½ hr before sunrise until noon; May 4-May 16, ½ hr before sunrise until sunset

Virginia Turkey Hunting Guides & Outfitters
12583 Cedar View Rd
Drewryville, VA 23844
Southampton Outfitters is located in Southampton County, Virginia, where we have over 5,000 acres of land for deer hunting, turkey hunting, bow hunting, gun hunting, and dove hunting. Our goal is to provide our quests with enjoyable well managed hunts with a high rate of success, while maintaining the highest degree of safety possible. When the hunt is done, we want to provide you with a place to kickback and relax. Our comfortable lodge allows you to do just that and when its time for
* All listing information was obtained from publicly available resources including the internet. We here at Foremost Hunting do not hold claim that the information above is of our own. In most cases the information was derived from the listings own website.
Virginia Turkey Hunting News Minimize
Virginia Spring Turkey Harvest Down 2%
Spring turkey hunters reported harvesting 15,326 birds during the 2012 season. The statewide harvest was 2% lower than last year's total of 15,698 birds.
Virginia Turkey Harvest Up 3%
Virginia spring turkey hunters reported harvesting 15,687 birds during the 2011 season. The statewide harvest was 3% higher than last year's total of 15,190 birds.
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) Outdoor Report
In 2004, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) completed the nation's first statewide wildlife viewing trail, the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail. The purpose of the trail was to bring tourism dollars, based on wildlife viewing, into local communities. A key conservation goal was that the valuable tax revenue would allow these communities to support and even invest in habitat conservation efforts. Furthermore, by providing access to wildlife, the trail would build Virginians appreciation for wildlife and birds. Five years later, VDGIF and its partner communities are seeing success in a big way.
Outdoor News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dozens of limited edition firearms will be raffled during the Gun Blast in the Exhibit Hall of the National Wild Turkey Federation's Convention and Sport Show, held Feb. 20 to Feb. 22 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville.

The Gun Blast will feature opportunities to win special turkey-hunting shotguns, past NWTF Guns of the Year, tactical firearms and more. Raffles, fun games and a few surprises will take place at the Gun Blast booth from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Fall Hunting Underway, Benefits All Virginians
Five things that hunting has been doing, and can do, for you
Richmond, VA — Recent economic downturns have many people thinking about how to simplify their lives, how to stretch their dollars, put food on the table, let go of stress, and still somehow give to others. Reports on obesity, concerns about what food quality and the footprint we are leaving on the planet, has people wondering what to do. An activity that addresses all that and more is hunting.
Hunting Opportunities for Disabled Veterans and Sportsmen In Virgina
Virginia Wheelin' Sportsmen is sponsoring deer hunts through January 3, 2009 . For details on these and other events and hunt event applications visit the VA NWTF website. Are you interested in volunteering to assist with an event or have a friend that is interested? Visit the Virginia National Wild Turkey Federation website to find numerous links to opportunities and information.
VA Outdoor Writers Association Announces Annual Youth Writing Contest
The Virginia Outdoor Writers Association, Inc. (VOWA) announces its 16th Annual Youth Writing Competition for 2008. The goal of the contest is to reward young people for excellence in communicating their personal experiences in the outdoors. The competition is open to all Virginia students in grades 9 through 12, including home-schooled students.
Dress for Success - Fall Turkey Safety Tips
The best hunt is a SAFE hunt! Both novice and experienced sportsmen should continuously review basic safety practices. The fall turkey season requires different tactics and safety precautions from the spring gobbler season. Dressing right is the key to both safe and successful turkey hunting. While sitting still is most important, full camouflage helps hunters blend into the surroundings and elude the turkey's keen eyesight.
Hunter Education Volunteers Recognized for Exceptional ServiceHunter Education Volunteers Recognized for Exceptional ServiceHunter Education Volunteers Recognized for Exceptional ServiceHunter Education Volunteers Recognized for Exceptional Service

5000 hours is roughly the equivalent of 2-½ years of full-time work. Three active Virginia Hunter Education instructors have each contributed over 5000 hours to the VDGIF, together training over 27,000 students to be safe, responsible, and knowledgeable hunters. VDGIF Executive Director Bob Duncan acknowledged their contributions at the August 19, 2008 Board Meeting, with the Director's Volunteer Service Award.

Virginia Conservation Officer Mullins Earns National Recognition

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is proud to announce that Conservation Police Officer Sergeant Charlie Mullins has been named North American Wildlife Enforcement Officer of the Year by the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association (NAWEOA).

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The turkey Purr is often used in combination with the cluck call. The Purr is considered a content call hens make when they are calm or feeding.
- Turkey Calls 101