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Turkey Hunting

The 2021 spring wild turkey hunting season will run from April 10 through May 9, 2021. A special one-day hunt for youth and non-ambulatory hunters is set for April 3, 2021.

There is no Sunday hunting of turkeys. The bag limit is one turkey per year. Bearded turkeys only.

Turkey hunting hours are one half-hour before sunrise until 1:00 p.m.

All turkeys must be checked at an authorized turkey check station by 2:30 p.m. on the day the bird is killed.

Turkey Hunting Check Stations

The list of check stations is subject to change without notice. Please check back before the season begins for any changes. Check station hours may vary. Please call ahead to the station where you are likely to check a bird to confirm the hours of operation.

If you want to have your bird scored and entered into the National Wild Turkey Federation records, have your bird’s live weight recorded on a certified scale. If the check station does not have a certified scale, ask and you will be directed to another station to have the turkey re-weighed.

New Castle County

Ommelanden Hunter Education and Training Center
1205 River Road
New Castle, DE 19720

Kent County

McKay Wildlife and Hunter Education Field Office
6180 Hay Point Landing Road
Smyrna, DE 19977

Little Creek Wildlife Area Check Station
Route 9/Bayside Drive
Little Creek, DE 19961

Williamsville Store
3544 Williamsville Road
Houston, DE 19954

Miller’s Butcher Shop and Sporting Goods Store
577 Morgan’s Choice Road
Wyoming, DE 19934

Delmarva Speed & Sport
689 Warner Road
Milford, DE 19963

Sussex County

Hook ‘Em & Cook ‘Em
34444 Coastal Highway, Unit 3
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

South Fork Deli
32890 Rd 510
Laurel, DE 19956

Kelly’s Outdoors
29920 John J. Williams Highway
Millsboro, DE 19966

Wildlife Recreations
9641 Tharp Road
Seaford, DE 19973

Lankfords Gun Shop
614 West Stein Hwy, Unit 2
Seaford, DE 19973