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Resident and Nonresident
Turkey Hunting License Privileges
Three wild turkey may be taken by hunters who possess one
of the following valid base licenses or license combinations:
resident license (Class X, Class XJ, Class AHJ, Class XS, Class
AB-L, Class A-L, Classes A+CS+BG , Classes AH+CS+BG); or a free
license (Military, Disabled Veteran, former POW, Class DT or
Senior Citizen); or nonresident license (Classes E+CS/LE+WW,
Classes AAH+CS/LE+WW, Classes XXJ+CS/LE , Classes AAHJ+CS/
LE or Class DT). Class DT license holders must be accompanied
by a properly licensed parent, guardian or other designated
competent adult 21 years of age or older. Underage residents
and resident landowners hunting on their own land (see page
10) may take three turkeys without a license. Two bearded
turkeys may be taken in the spring and one either-sex turkey in
the fall. However, no more than one turkey may be taken in the
fall. No more than one turkey may be taken per day.
Additional licenses must be purchased:
â€¢ to hunt on national forest lands: Class I (required for Class E
or Class AAH).
â€¢ to hunt with a handgun: Class A-1 (must be age 21 or older,
required for all hunters except resident landowners hunting
on their own land).
Resident Landowner Privileges:
West Virginia resident landowners (see page 10) may hunt on
their own land without obtaining a license.
Resident landowners hunting on their own property without
a license can take the same number of turkeys as a licensed
hunter. A hunter (licensee or landowner) cannot take more than
the number of turkeys allowed in the respective seasons.
Firearms and bows legal for hunting
Wild turkey may be hunted with rifles, handguns,
muzzleloaders, shotguns, or bows (see exception for Youth
Spring Gobbler Season on page 35).
Field Tagging, Checking
Each person killing a turkey must either attach a completed
field tag to the turkey or remain with