Unveiling the Secrets of Turkey Hunting in Indiana: When Is The Season?


Turkey hunting season is a popular time of year for outdoorsmen and women in Indiana. It’s a chance to get out into nature, test your skills as a hunter, and possibly bring home some delicious meat for the table. But when exactly does turkey hunting season begin in Indiana? In this blog post, we’re going to answer that question.

Turkey Hunting Season Dates

In Indiana, turkey hunting season typically begins in mid-April and runs through the end of May. However, there are different dates depending on whether you plan to hunt with a firearm or bow. For firearms hunters, the 2021 spring turkey season began April 21st and ended on May 9th. Bowhunters had from April 1st through May 9th to bag their turkeys.

Licensing Requirements

Before heading out into the woods to hunt turkeys in Indiana, it’s important to make sure you have all the necessary licenses and permits. You’ll need both a valid hunting license as well as either an unfilled deer license or free game bird habitat stamp (or purchase an annual game bird habitat stamp). Hunters under age 18 don’t need any additional licenses besides their regular youth hunting license.

Hunting Regulations

Like any other form of hunting or fishing in Indiana, there are specific regulations that must be followed during turkey season. For example, only male turkeys (also known as gobblers) can be harvested during spring turkey seasons; female turkeys (known as hens) are off-limits until fall seasons open up later in the year. There are also rules regarding how close you can be to roads when hunting on public land.


Turkey hunting is one of many outdoor activities available for Hoosiers every spring – it’s not just about the sport, but also about spending time in nature and enjoying all it has to offer. Make sure you know your dates and regulations before heading out into the woods for a successful hunt!