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