North Carolina Wild Turkey Season
Daily limit 1; Possession and season limit 2, only one of which may
be taken during the youth season
Youth Season (male or bearded turkey only): Apr. 5–Apr. 11, 2014
Turkey hunting by youth during this season is allowed statewide, but
some game lands will require a permit (see Game Lands section).
Each youth hunting during this season must be accompanied by
a properly licensed adult at least 21 years of age (“Youth” means
a person less than 16 years of age). The adult may accompany
more than one youth during any particular hunt and the adult
may NOT harvest a turkey. Only one weapon is allowed per
youth hunter. Each youth must have a Big Game Harvest Report
Card and report harvests according to instructions in this Digest.
License-exempt youth should report their harvest using a Big
Game Harvest Report Card for License-Exempt Hunters.
Statewide Spring Season (male or bearded turkey only)
Apr. 12 – May 10, 2014
to the Game Lands section.
Restrictions It is unlawful to:
Use dogs during the spring wild turkey season.
Use pistols, rifles or muzzleloading rifles to hunt wild turkey.
Take wild turkeys from an area in which bait has been placed.
(An area is considered baited until 10 days after the bait has
been consumed or otherwise removed.)
Possess live wild turkeys or live birds that are indistinguishable
from wild turkeys.