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Youth Turkey season opens today

April 7, 2012
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

Sportsmen and women who have been hooked by the bug to hunt wild turkey are ready and eager to get another season started. In Iowa this year, an expanded youth turkey season begins today and runs through April 15. Therefore two weekends are possible in 2012. Iowa law sets the age of under 16 years as qualifying for youth license status. An adult mentor must be with the young person, must also possess a valid turkey license, regular hunting license and a habitat fee (if required). The mentor assists the youth by providing supervision or calling, but cannot carry or use any weapon. That part is up to the youth.

 
 
 

 

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