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Fall Season Dates

FallgobblersSummer is going to be over before you know it, and we'll be staring a new set of hunting seasons right in the face. Better start planning now if you haven't already. There's a lot of great turkey hunting action to be had in the fall just like there was in the spring with as many as 44 states now offering fall seasons. Here's a quick list of state and provincial season dates compiled by our friends over at the National Wild Turkey Federation. For more details and agency links, check out the NWTF's homepage, scroll down to "Local Information" and select the state you're interested in under the pull down menu.

Alabama
Nov. 18-Jan. 1 (select counties only)

Arizona
Sept. 1-21 (archery)
Oct. 13-19 (gun, must be drawn for permit tag)

Arkansas
Oct. 1-Feb. 28 (archery)
Oct. 23-29 (gun, in some zones)

California
Nov. 11-26 (tentative)

Colorado
Sept. 1-Oct. 1

Connecticut
Sept. 15 -Nov. 14 and Dec. 20-31 (archery)
Oct. 7-31 (gun)

Delaware
No fall season

Florida
Sept. 9- Oct. 8 (south, archery)
Sept. 23-Oct. 22 (central, archery)
Oct. 14- Nov. 12 (northwest, archery)
Oct. 14-22 (south, muzzleloader)
Oct. 28- Nov.5 (central, muzzleloader
Nov. 17-19 (northwest, muzzleloader)
Oct. 9-13 (south, crossbow)
Oct. 23-27 (central, crossbow)
Nov. 27-Dec. 3 (northwest, crossbow)
Nov. 11- Jan. 7 (south/central, gun)
Nov. 23-26, Dec. 9-Jan. 14 (northwest, gun)

Georgia
No fall season

Hawaii
Nov. 4-Jan. 21 (limited areas)
Jan. 6-21 (tentative) on Puu Waawaa GMA only

Idaho
Sept. 15-Oct. 31 (varies by unit)
Nov. 21-Dec. 31 (six units only)

Illinois
Oct. 1-Jan. 11 (archery)
Oct. 21-29 (firearms)

Indiana
Oct. 1-17 (archery)
Oct. 18-22 (firearms)

Iowa
Oct. 1-Dec. 4, Dec. 18-Jan. 10 (archery)
Oct. 16-Dec. 4 (gun)

Kansas
Oct. 1-Nov. 28, Dec. 11-31, Jan. 8-31

Kentucky
Sept. 2-Jan. 15 (archery)
Oct. 1-22, Nov. 11-Dec. 31 (crossbow)
Oct. 28-Nov. 3, Dec. 2-8 (gun)

Louisiana
No fall season

Maine
Oct. 7-21 (archery in select areas)

Maryland
Oct. 28-Nov. 4 (Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties only)

Massachusetts
Oct. 30-Nov. 4

Michigan
Oct. 2-Nov. 14

Minnesota
Oct. 18-22, Oct. 25-29

Mississippi
Oct. 28-Nov. 12; Dec. 2-15

Missouri
Sept. 15-Jan. 15 (archery, closed during firearms deer season)
Oct. 1-31 (gun, closed in seven counties)

Montana
Sept. 1-Jan. 1

Nebraska
Oct. 1-Nov. 10 (archery)
Oct. 21-Nov. 10, Nov. 20-30 (gun, tentative)

Nevada
Oct. 7-Nov. 5 (Churchill and Lyon counties only, split into one week seasons)

New Hampshire
Sept. 15-Dec. 15 (archery)

New Jersey
Oct. 30-Nov. 4

New Mexico
Sept. 11-19

New York
Oct. 1-Nov. 17 (varies by area)

North Carolina
Jan. 15-20 (private land, 10 counties only)

North Dakota
Oct. 14- Jan. 7 (tentative)

Ohio
Oct. 30-Nov. 26 (archery)
Oct. 14-Oct. 29 (gun)

Oklahoma
Oct. 1-Jan. 15 (archery, varies by county)
Oct. 28-Nov. 17 (gun, varies by county)

Oregon
Oct. 15-Dec. 31 (varies by county)

Pennsylvania
Oct. 28-Nov. 18 (varies by unit)

Rhode Island
Oct. 1-29 (archery only, tentative dates)

South Carolina
No fall season

South Dakota
Dates not set

Tennessee
Nov. 11-17
Dec. 11-15 (quota hunt)

Texas
Oct. 1-30 (archery, Rio Grandes only)
Nov. 5-Jan. 1 (gun, north)
Nov. 5-Jan. 15 (gun, south)
Nov. 5-Feb. 26 (special zone in Willacy, Brooks, Kenedy, and Kleberg counties)

Utah
No fall season

Vermont
Oct. 7-Nov. 5 (archery)
Oct. 21-Nov. 5 (gun)

Virginia
Oct. 28-Dec. 8 (varies by county)

Washington
Sept. 23-Oct. (general and permit)
Nov. 20-Dec.15 (permit only)

West Virginia
Oct. 21-Nov. 18 (varies by county)

Wisconsin
Oct. 1-Nov. 9

Wyoming
Sept. 15-Dec. 31 (varies by county)

CANADA
Alberta

No fall season

British Columbia
Sept. 1-30 (archery, Kootenay Region 4 Open Management Units)
Oct. 1-Nov. 30 (firearms and archery, Okanagan Region 8 Open Management Units)

Manitoba
Oct. 7-22

Ontario
No fall season

Quebec
No fall season

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