Turkeycock Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Turkeycock Wildlife Management Area
Location within Virginia
LocationFranklin and Henry counties, Virginia, United States
Nearest cityMartinsville
Coordinates36°49′13″N 79°42′22″W / 36.8202°N 79.7062°W / 36.8202; -79.7062Coordinates: 36°49′13″N 79°42′22″W / 36.8202°N 79.7062°W / 36.8202; -79.7062[1]
Area2,679 acres (10.84 km2)
Governing bodyVirginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Turkeycock Wildlife Management Area is a 2,679-acre (10.84 km2) Wildlife Management Area (WMA) along the ridge of Turkeycock Mountain northeast of Martinsville, Virginia. It straddles the border between Franklin and Henry counties. The area is primarily forest, with several open areas for wildlife located around the property. The lowest elevation is 1,100 feet (340 m) above sea level, while the highest is over 1,700 feet (520 m). A number of small streams drain the land, and a pond is located near its southwestern corner. Most wildlife management in the area has been limited to improving timber quality through the sale of wood.[2]

Turkeycock WMA is owned and maintained by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The area is open to the public for hunting, trapping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and primitive camping.[2] Access for persons 17 years of age or older requires a valid hunting or fishing permit, or a WMA access permit.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Turkeycock Mountain". ProtectedPlanet. United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Turkeycock". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Access Permit". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved January 15, 2017.