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Alabama Sets Dates for Youth Turkey Hunting

From Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

-- The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) has designated March 8-9 (for portions of the state where turkey season opens March 15) as this year's Special Youth Turkey Hunting Days - one week prior to the regular spring season opening date.

Other areas of the state will also have the Special Youth Turkey Hunting Days on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the opening of the spring season in designated counties.

Check the 2007-2008 Hunting and Fishing Digest or the ADCNR website at www.outdooralabama.com for season opening dates.

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

Many of the state's Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) will hold one-day youth turkey hunts on March 8. Those WMAs include: Barbour, Blue Spring, Cahaba River, Choccolocco, Covington, Demopolis, Frank W. & Rob M. Boykin, Hollins, James D. Martin-Skyline, Kinterbish, Lowndes, Mobile-Tensaw Delta and W.L. Holland, Mulberry Fork, Oakmulgee, Perdido River, Sam R. Murphy, Scotch, and Upper Delta (zones A and B).

Additional one-day youth turkey hunts will be held March 29 at Black Warrior (zones A and B) and Lauderdale WMAs. Maps and information about the Wildlife Management Areas are on the Department's website at www.outdooralabama.com.

For more information about youth hunts, contact the WFF Wildlife Section at 334-242-3469 or WFF District Offices.

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