North Dakota spring turkey licenses down

Bismarck, N.D. (AP) – The number of spring turkey licenses is
down 7 percent in North Dakota this year, to 6,640.

The state Game and Fish Department cites poor turkey production
in the badlands units of western North Dakota.

The number of hunting units also is now 22 instead of 29, after
several smaller units in the east were combined. The number of
units and unit boundaries now coincide with the fall season.

Unit 21, which encompasses most of Hettinger and Adams counties,
will remain closed this year because of a lack of turkeys.

Spring turkey licenses are available only to North Dakota
residents. The season opens April 10 and runs through May 16.

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