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Applications For 2012 Wisconsin Turkey & Bear Permits Due December 10
Wild turkey and black bear hunters have until close of business on Dec. 10 to apply for available permits for the 2012 Wisconsin spring turkey hunting season and the 2012 black bear hunting season.

Pennsylvania Fall Turkey Season Opening Soon
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is expecting hunters to encounter a sizeable wild turkey population when they head afield for the fall turkey season. However, hunters will need to carefully review the fall turkey season dates, which are outlined on page 35 of the 2011-12 Digest, as date structures have changed from previous years

Time for the Big Birds- Fall Turkey Hunting In Kansas
The combination of good turkey populations, uncrowded hunting, and mild fall weather make October an excellent time to go turkey hunting in Kansas, or keep a permit in hand while hunting upland game or deer. It's also a good time to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner.

Mississippi Spring Turkey Hatch Down Significantly
Mississippi biologists say only 27 percent of hens have been seen with young, and observed broods average 3.9 poults; both figures are down substantially from the summer of 2010.

Nebraska Fall Turkey Tags Available Now
Hunters may purchase their fall turkey permits now through the end of the year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The fall season is Sept. 15-Dec. 31.

Georgia Hunting Season Dates Set
The 2011-2012 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.

Pennsylvania Game Commission Supports Sunday Hunting
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved a resolution to support repeal of the statutory prohibition on Sunday hunting. The vote on the resolution, which was proposed by Game Commissioner Jay Delaney Jr. and seconded by Game Commissioner Ralph A. Martone, was four in support, three opposed and one abstention. Those voting in support of the resolution were Game Commissioners Delaney, Martone, David J. Putnam and Robert W. Schlemmer. Those voting in opposition were Game Commissioners Thomas E. Boop, David W. Schreffler and Ronald A. Weaner. Game Commissioner Gregory J. Isabella abstained.


Virginia Turkey Harvest Up 3%
Virginia spring turkey hunters reported harvesting 15,687 birds during the 2011 season. The statewide harvest was 3% higher than last year's total of 15,190 birds.

Wet Weather Hampers 2011 Illinois Turkey Harvest
Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,121 wild turkeys during the 2011 Spring Turkey Season. The 2011 total compares with the statewide turkey harvest of 16,565 in 2010. Hunters took a state-record 16,605 turkeys during the spring season in 2006.

17 hunting accidents recorded in Kansas in 2010
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reports that there were 17 hunting incidents in Kansas in 2010, five more than the record low of 12 in 2009. One of the accidents was fatal.

Ohio Turkey Harvest Down 21%
Hunters checked 18,485 wild turkeys during Ohio's four-week, statewide spring turkey hunting season that ended May 15, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. The preliminary total represents a 21 percent decrease over last year's harvest number of 23,421 -- the second-highest all-time.


Vermont Youth Turkey Season Opens Saturday April 23
Turkey hunting starts in Vermont this weekend, April 23 and 24, with Youth Turkey Season. The youth hunt is held the Saturday and Sunday before the regular May 1-31 spring turkey season.

Nebraska Turkey Hunters See Mixed Results Over Opening Weekend
Turkey hunters gave it their best shot when the shotgun season opened April 16. Results were mixed, though, as the season opened on the heels of a spring storm that brought snow, rain and muddy and impassable roads across much of the state.

New Turkey Registration System In Ohio This Season
Hunters must still report their harvest of turkeys but they are no longer required to take their turkey to a check station for physical inspection according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.

West Virginia Turkey Season Opens April 25
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages hunters to get their gear ready for the upcoming spring gobbler hunting season. The four-week season opens Monday, April 25, and closes on Saturday, May 21, according to Curtis I. Taylor, chief of the Wildlife Resources Section. Hunters may kill two bearded turkeys during the season but are allowed only one per day.

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In the fall the eager toms of spring no longer come running upon hearing the purr of a hen… or hen call
- Chris Larsen