Vermont spring turkey hunting season opens May 1

Waterbury, Vt. (AP) – Vermont's spring turkey hunting season is around the corner.

Next weekend is youth turkey hunting weekend, followed by the official start of the season on May 1.

Young hunters must have completed a hunter education course, have a hunting and a turkey hunting license and a free youth turkey hunting tag as well as be accompanied by an unarmed adults who holds a hunting license.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says last year hunters took more than 4,700 turkeys in both the youth and regular seasons.

Hunters are allowed to get two bearded turkeys during the regular spring season, which runs through May 31

Shooting hours for both youth and regular spring turkey season are one half an hour before sunrise to 12 noon.

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