Turkey Seasons Quickly Approaching

by Brian Wilson
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Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season is scheduled to start soon. Nate Carr, a conservation officer with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says Iowa’s youngest hunters will fire the first shots.

Those seasons start April 10th, 14th and 19th, with the final season running April 26th through May 14th. Carr says the turkey has a storied past in Iowa as the pioneers had to hunt to survive.

Carr says it was a lengthy recovery process for the big birds, which vanished from our soil for more than five decades.

The D-N-R usually issues around 50-thousand tags for spring turkey hunting season, with roughly 22-percent getting filled, which equates to a harvest of around 11,500 birds. Learn more at www.iowadnr.gov.

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