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Arizona turkey hunters can give virus research a leg up

PHOENIX — Arizona wildlife officials are asking spring turkey hunters to consider donating a part of their kill for research. The Arizona Game and Fish Department said that it has been monitoring the state’s wild turkey population for a possible virus. With turkey-hunting season starting this week, officials are asking hunters, including youth hunters, to give one of the bird’s…

Even veteran turkey hunters can learn a thing or two by listening to other experienced hunters

(Photo by Jerry Davis)There may be more truth in an off-the-cuff comment by a Midwestern turkey hunting guide who said he could help anyone be a better turkey hunter with three simple recommendations. Get a blind. Use a decoy. Set up where turkeys are likely to frequent. For some, even long-time hunters, this spring might be a time to consider…

Problem turkeys could mean more hunting licenses in two Montana counties

HAMILTON, Mont. — The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing increasing turkey hunting licenses for the fall hunting season in an effort to control a growing population of wild turkeys in Bitterroot. The Ravalli Republic reported earlier this week that the department is considering raising the number of beardless turkey licenses a hunter can purchase for the…

Florida rampaging turkeys safe – at least until hunting season

Wild turkeys are terrorizing a neighborhood in Seminole County, Fla., but the law sides with the birds. Residents say the turkeys showed up a few weeks ago and promptly began charging at children and pecking cars. “Everybody who is outside or drives their car through the neighborhood has been stopped by the turkeys,” Katie Justice, a resident of the Wingfield…

St. Charles artist Micah Hanson wins turkey stamp contest

Micah Hanson’s winning painting. (Image courtesy of Minnesota DNR)St. Charles artist Micah Hanson won the 2019 turkey stamp contest. The painting was selected by judges from among 12 submissions for the annual contest sponsored by the Minnesota DNR. Hanson’s painting will be featured on the 2019 turkey stamp. His artwork was previously featured on the 2011 and 2015 turkey stamps,…