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West Virginia’s new five-week spring gobbler season to open April 19


SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Beginning this year, West Virginia’s statewide spring gobbler season will run for five weeks instead of four.
The 2021 season will open Monday, April 19, according to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

The season will still open the third Monday in April, but it will now end Sunday, May 23, eight days later than last year. Hunters can harvest one bearded bird per day, with a season bag limit of two, according to a press release.

The two-day youth spring gobbler season will be held April 17–18, the Saturday and Sunday before the regular season. Youth at least 8 years old and younger than 18 can harvest one bearded bird, which counts toward the season bag limit of two, the DNR said.

“Between the extended youth and regular spring turkey season, hunters of all ages will have plenty of opportunity to pursue these birds,” said Mike Peters, wild turkey project leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

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