Youth-Only Spring Turkey Season Starts Saturday

turkeyNorthwest Iowa — If there’s a young hunter in your house you’re probably aware than youth-only spring turkey season starts this Saturday, April 9th in Iowa. Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources say about 50-thousand turkey licenses have been purchased so far this year.

Jim Coffey, a forest wildlife species technician with the D-N-R’s Wildlife Bureau, predicts an excellent season ahead.

The wild turkey population should be strong this spring, he predicts, as this past winter wasn’t too harsh.

Many hunters could benefit from a reminder about safety, Coffey says.

The youth-only season begins Saturday and runs through April 17. The first of the four regular seasons will be April 18 through 21. The second is April 22 through 26. The third is April 27 to May 3. The fourth season is May 4 to 22. The archery-only license is good from April 18 through May 22. Learn more at:



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