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Spring Turkey Season Opens May 1st in New York

2013 Spring Turkey Season Opens May 1st in New York

The 2013 spring turkey season opens May 1 in all of upstate New York lying north of the Bronx-Westchester County boundary, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. “Turkey hunting remains a very popular activity with more than 100,000 turkey hunters taking to the…


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…


South Carolina Spring Turkey Hunters Should Order Tags Now for Upcoming Season

South Carolina Spring Turkey Hunters Should Order Tags Now for Upcoming Season

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources recently mailed turkey tags for the 2013 spring season. Those who have not received them should order tags now so they will receive them before the season opens. Hunters can determine if they should have received their tags by mail by checking their hunting…


Scouting A Productive Route to Turkey Success

Scouting A Productive Route to Turkey Success

Bizrate The dividing line between a hopeful turkey hunter and a successful turkey hunter may be scouting. March is a time for this, according to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission personnel with turkey hunting experience. Things are shaping up for the breeding season for the birds, and a hunter can…


Spring Turkey Outlook: Lots of Jakes, Harder Hunting for Mature Gobblers

Spring turkey hunters are going to see a lot of jakes and hear from even more this season, but success in finding mature gobblers will depend on hunting location. “You might start calling and have 10 jakes run up,” says Jason Hardin, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department upland game bird…


Conservative Turkey Season Again Proposed by AGFC

LITTLE ROCK – Biologists from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission again have proposed a conservative turkey season. The AGFC has tried to address declining turkey harvests through the regulations process starting in spring 2005. AGFC turkey biologist Mike Widner told the Commission, that the shorter season of 30 days…


2008 West Virginia Spring Gobbler Harvest Reported

Hunters in West Virginia harvested 9,895 turkeys during the 2008 spring gobbler season, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR). Preliminary harvest figures indicate this year’s spring turkey harvest was about the same as last year’s harvest (less than 1 percent lower than…


Spring Turkey Harvest Tops 46,000

Cool, wet, windy weather and below-average reproduction in recent years combined to produce the smallest spring turkey harvest since 1997. JEFFERSON CITY-Hunters checked 43,416 turkeys during Missouri’s three-week spring turkey season, falling slightly short of predictions for the harvest. Top counties in the 2008 spring turkey season were Franklin, with…


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…


Shooting Two Turkeys Could Mean Double Trouble

POYNETTE, Wis. – Spring turkey hunters need to make sure of their target and what is near it before pulling the trigger, according to state conservation wardens who have reported number of incidents involving turkey hunters accidently bagging more than one bird with a single shot. David Holmes, Poynette, a…