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Changes coming for Indiana's fall wild turkey season

From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources

-- A series of changes will be in effect for the fall wild turkey hunting season, including adding 16 new counties for the fall firearms turkey season and opening all counties for the fall archery turkey season.
 
Other changes include adding seven days to the early archery portion of the fall turkey season, adding a second (late) archery turkey season to coincide with the late deer archery season (they are at the same time), and expanding the fall turkey firearms season in the south for seven more days (12 days total - including two weekends). 

Individuals can hunt a wild turkey with archery equipment, including crossbows, statewide, from Oct. 1 to 31 and from Dec. 4 to Jan. 1, 2011.  An individual can hunt wild turkeys with legal firearms from Oct. 20 to 24, in the following counties only:  DeKalb, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, St. Joseph, Starke or Steuben.

An individual can hunt wild turkeys with legal firearms from Oct. 20 to 31 in he following counties only: Bartholomew, Brown, Clark, Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Dubois, Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Gibson, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Ripley, Scott, Spencer, Sullivan, Switzerland, Union, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren, Warrick, Washington.

Individuals who hunt wild turkeys from Dec. 4 to 19 must wear hunter orange. 

For more information on hunting wild turkeys, including license and tagging requirements and equipment that can be used, go to www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/2343.htm, or call Steve Backs, wildlife biologist at (812) 849-4586 or send him an email at sbacks@dnr.in.gov.

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