Tuesday, September 25, 2007

California Introduces Youth Turkey Hunting Season

Source: NWTF

CALIFORNIA — The California Fish and Game Commission recently approved a youth turkey season. The season will allow hunters 16 years old and younger that hold a junior hunting license, to hunt turkeys two weeks after the general spring season.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for California youth to be introduced to, and participate in the rich tradition of hunting in this state; one which I am happy to support," said California Game and Fish Commissioner, Judd Hanna.

Currently, California has an extended two-week archery season for wild turkeys after the general season. The youth season, which starts May 5 and ends May 18, allows eligible youth to hunt during this extended season with either legal method of harvest, gun or bow, for wild turkeys.

"I am very pleased to see a youth turkey hunt in California," said Ryan Mathis, National Wild Turkey Federation regional biologist for California. "Turkey hunting continues to grow in California, and now we have an avenue to introduce youth to a sport they will enjoy for a lifetime."

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