Neb. spring turkey season opens Wednesday

Lincoln, Neb. (AP) – Archers in Nebraska are heading into the
outdoors for the start of the spring turkey-hunting season.

The archery and youth archery seasons begins Wednesday. The
youth shotgun season starts April 11, and the shotgun season begins
April 18. All seasons end May 31.

Counts taken by rural mail carriers show a booming wild turkey
population in the state. In the spring of 2008, the survey showed
that the turkey population has grown 500 percent in Nebraska since
2002.

Hunters bagged a record 19,896 turkeys _ on a record 33,922
permits sold _ during the 2008 spring turkey season. That compares
to 18,001 birds killed the year before.

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