Turkey season open

out turkeysTurkey hunting season will open April 12 and run through May 10. A youth-only turkey season is already underway.

 

Practice safety during hunting season by alerting hunters to your presence, saying “stop” in a loud voice. Keep your chances of being mistaken for game low by not wearing red, white, blue or black; stalking turkeys or allowing decoys to be visible while you’re carrying them. 

“The main consideration for turkey season — or any hunting season — is to always think twice and positively identify your target and what is beyond your target before pulling the trigger,” said Travis Casper, the state hunter education coordinator with the Wildlife Commission. “If there is any doubt in your mind, don’t shoot.” 

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