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Promising 2013 Spring Gobbler Season May Be Around the Corner in Pennsylvania

Promising 2013 Spring Gobbler Season May Be Around the Corner in Pennsylvania

The cool spring so far throughout much of Pennsylvania may lead to increased gobbling for hunters planning to take part in the state’s spring wild turkey season. The state’s one-day youth spring gobbler season is April 20, and will run from one-half hour before sunrise until noon.  The general spring gobbler…


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Wildlife Commission Schedules Wild Turkey Hunting Clinics in Raleigh, N.C.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in conjunction with the National Wild Turkey Federation, will hold two free turkey hunting clinics at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education to help interested hunters prepare for the spring season. An introductory session for novice turkey hunters will be held March 26. An…


Outlook Fair for Spring Turkey Season in Texas

Hunters should temper expectations for this spring’s turkey season after back-to-back years of dry conditions negatively impacted nesting success across much of Texas, resulting in fewer gobblers on the ground. The good news is 2007 produced a bumper crop of birds and that carryover of mature toms in South Texas…


Pennsylvania’s Fall Turkey Season Begins Saturday, November 1

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission is expecting hunters to encounter a sizeable wild turkey population when they head afield for the opening day of wild turkey season Saturday. And finding birds this fall may be easier than it was last year. “Wild turkey hunting is one of Pennsylvania’s premiere…


Rhode Island DEM Says Spring Turkey Hunt Was “Outstanding”

PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management has released the results of Rhode Island’s 2008 spring turkey season. Turkey hunters harvested 203 birds during the month-long hunt, a four percent increase over the 195 birds taken during the 2007 season. The harvest included eight birds taken during the two-day junior…


2,833 Wild Turkeys Reported Harvested During The 2008 Spring Season

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland’s hunters reported taking 2,833 wild turkeys during the 2008 spring turkey season, a 15 percent increase from the 2007 harvest of 2,455 turkeys. Nearly 1,200 turkeys were taken during the first week, 30 percent more than 2007’s opening week. “Spring turkey hunters were greeted by excellent weather…


Don’t Give Up On Gobblers

Lonely toms can make late-season turkey hunting worth the wait PRATT — It’s May, and many outdoorsmen and women have turned from hunting turkeys to pursuit of spawning crappie or other popular sportfish. However, the avid hunter knows that there’s still time to bag a big gobbler, and late in…


Youngsters Beat Long Odds to Bag Longbeards

The opportunity to hunt gobblers during the afternoon helped this Greene County group post a perfect record in its first youth turkey hunt. JEFFERSON CITY-T.S. Eliot called April “the cruelest month.” Hunters who took part in Missouri’s youth turkey season amid awful weather April 12 and 13 might have echoed…


Hunters Shoot 22,308 Turkeys During First Week of Season

This year’s first-week harvest was down just 2 percent from 2007. JEFFERSON CITY-Hunters checked 22,308 turkeys during the first week of Missouri’s spring turkey season. The state’s top turkey biologist says that is very good, considering the circumstances. The first-week harvest was virtually the same as last year, when hunters…


Game Commission Offers Update On Wild Turkey Banding Study

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission and National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), along with wildlife officials in Ohio and New York, are continuing a joint four-year study to estimate the spring gobbler harvest rates in each of the three states. “In Pennsylvania, as spring gobbler hunters prepare to head into…