Youth hunters to benefit from turkey hunt on private lands

February 21, 2011

Beginning this spring turkey season, young hunters can take advantage of a special two-day youth turkey hunt on private lands the weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey season. In Zone D this special youth hunt is March 12-13.

Only those under 16 years old may harvest a turkey while supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. And as long as the adult supervisor doesn’t actively participate in the hunt, no license or permit is required for either youth or adult.

If the adult wants to help “call in” a turkey, set out decoys or participate otherwise, he or she needs a hunting license ($17 for residents, $46 for a 10-day nonresident license) and a turkey permit ($10 for residents, $125 for nonresidents). Only the youth can harvest a turkey. Any turkey harvested counts toward the youth hunter’s spring season limit of two.