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Turkey Season and what you need to know



2013 Seasons





  • Youth Season:

    April 6-7





  • Regular Season:

    April 15-May 5




Whatâ??s New for 2013




  • Hunters are no longer required to affix â??Be Safeâ?? stickers to their shotguns.




Youth Spring Turkey Hunting Season



Who May Participate:



The youth hunter must be age 6â??15 on opening day.



Season Dates:



April 6-7, 2013



Shooting Hours:



One-half hour before sunrise to sunset Central Daylight Time



Valid Permits:



Youth hunters must possess one of the three following permits:





  • Resident Spring


    Turkey


    Hunting Permit






  • Resident Landowner Spring


    Turkey


    Hunting Permit






  • Nonresident Spring


    Turkey


    Hunting Permit






Note:

Landowner permits are valid only on the land for which they are issued.



Youth Season Limit:



One male turkey or turkey with visible beard




NOTE:

Youths who take a turkey during the youth season may not harvest a second bird until April 22. This is because the bird taken during the youth season counts as the first bird for the first week of the regular season.



Regular Spring Turkey Hunting Season



Season Dates:



April 15 â??May 5, 2013



Shooting Hours:



One-half hour before sunrise to 1 p.m. Central Daylight-Saving Time



Valid Permits:




  • Resident Spring Turkey Hunting Permit




  • Resident Landowner Spring Turkey Hunting Permit




  • Nonresident Spring Turkey Hunting Permit




Season Limit:



Two male turkeys or turkeys with visible beard may be taken during the season, with the following restrictions:




  • You may only take one turkey during the first week from April 15 â??21.




  • If you do not take one during the first week, then you may take two during

    the second or third week from April 22â??May 5, but you may not take them both on the same day.




NOTE: If you hunt during a managed hunt, season limits still apply.




CLICK HERE to learn more information about turkey regulations and how to buy a turkey permit.

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