Rifle Turkey Hunting Table

After searching for myself, I could not find a list anywhere of which states allowed hunters to use a rifle turkey hunting. So during July of 2020, I compiled this list. Each yes/no is hyperlinked to that state’s Department of Natural Resources turkey hunting regulations so you can read them for yourself.

If I answered “Yes” then it would be a good idea to check out the resource I provided AND call the Department of Natural Resources of that state. Not all of the “Yes” states allow rifle hunting during all of their seasons. To avoid breaking the rules I suggest thoroughly checking the regulations and making 100% sure you are doing things legally by calling the state’s Department of Natural Resources that you intend to hunt in.

StateIs It Legal to Use a Rifle?
AlabamaNoOpens in a new tab.
AlaskaN/A
ArizonaNoOpens in a new tab.
ArkansasNoOpens in a new tab.
CaliforniaAir RifleOpens in a new tab.
ColoradoYesOpens in a new tab.
ConnecticutNoOpens in a new tab.
DelawareNoOpens in a new tab.
FloridaYesOpens in a new tab.
GeorgiaAir RifleOpens in a new tab.
HawaiiNoOpens in a new tab.
IdahoNoOpens in a new tab.
IllinoisNoOpens in a new tab.
IndianaNoOpens in a new tab.
IowaNoOpens in a new tab.
KansasNoOpens in a new tab.
KentuckyNoOpens in a new tab.
LouisianaNoOpens in a new tab.
MaineNoOpens in a new tab.
MarylandYesOpens in a new tab.
MassachusettsNoOpens in a new tab.
MichiganNoOpens in a new tab.
MinnesotaNoOpens in a new tab.
MississippiNoOpens in a new tab.
MissouriYesOpens in a new tab.
MontanaYesOpens in a new tab.
NebraskaNoOpens in a new tab.
NevadaNoOpens in a new tab.
New HampshireNoOpens in a new tab.
New JerseyNoOpens in a new tab.
New MexicoNoOpens in a new tab.
New YorkNoOpens in a new tab.
North CarolinaNo
North DakotaNo
OhioNo
OklahomaYes
OregonNo
PennsylvaniaNo
Rhode IslandNo 
South CarolinaNo
South DakotaNo
TennesseeNo
TexasNo
UtahYes
VermontNo
VirginiaYes
WashingtonNo
West VirginiaYes
WisconsinNo
WyomingYes

Omega Outdoors and associated persons are not responsible for misinterpretation of this information or hunters failure to abide by state laws