Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Turkey Hunting News

© Othmar Vohringer

With the spring turkey hunting season just around the corner I provide you here with interesting news for your information.

The Cheboygan Daily Tribune reports.

Wait for spring turkey applications is over

For Michigan turkey hunters, more than one month of anxious waiting ended on Monday when the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announces the results from the 2008 spring turkey permit drawing.

Applicants are vying for one of the 113,890 spring turkey licenses that will be issued to Michigan turkey hunters this spring. That total includes 48,890 general licenses and 65,000 private land licenses.

The 2008 spring wild turkey hunting season will run from April 21-May 31 and will last from seven to 41 days, depending on the hunt unit.
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From the Fish and Game Magazine we learn all about the turkey hunting hotspots in Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland.
Our States’ Finest Turkey Hunting
Most folks -- especially those who don’t hunt turkeys or know even less about our Founding Fathers -- often think it’s a joke when someone tells the story about old Ben Franklin’s favoring the gobbler over the bald eagle as an emblem to represent the new nation on our coinage and flags.
But it’s no a joke – it’s true!
Franklin was adamant about the turkey’s image being emblazoned upon our currency. His reasoning was forthright, inasmuch as the eagle is sometimes a scavenger and an opportunist.
While we now know that’s not necessarily true in most instances, Ben considered the eagle a crass party-crasher at banquet tables set by the labors of others.
Conversely, Franklin contended that the turkey is a self-sufficient bird of high intelligence, resourcefulness and has much of the inherent common sense needed for survival.
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On Everything Alabama I found great news for Alabama’s young hunters.

There will be ample opportunity for adults to get kids out in the turkey woods this spring.

Saturday and Sunday have been designated as Special Youth Turkey Hunting Days by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for portions of the state where turkey season opens March 15, including in southwest Alabama.

During the youth hunts, kids under 16 may hunt turkey when accompanied by a non-hunting, licensed adult 25 or older or a parent of the youth hunter. Regular turkey season shooting hours, bag limits and legal arms and ammunitions apply to the special days.
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