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Special Opportunity Youth Turkey Season Scheduled for March 14-15

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (3/5/2015)

For the second year in Georgia, youth and mobility-impaired hunters will have a chance to turkey hunt the weekend before the statewide turkey season opens.  This special opportunity season is March 14-15, 2015. 

“This sneak preview opportunity gives youth a chance to get in the woods before the season opens to everyone the following weekend,” said John Bowers, chief of the Game Management Section.  “But, we want hunters to be sure to note that this special opportunity hunt is only available on private lands.”  

This weekend hunt opportunity is available only for youth 16 years of age and younger or hunters that are mobility impaired (i.e. confined to a wheelchair, hemiplegia, monoplegia, paraplegia, or single-leg amputation above the knee).  Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older) who may call for turkey, but may not take or attempt to take a turkey.  

Resident youth hunters under age 16 will not need a license.  Hunters age 16 years or older (including those accompanying youth or others) will need a hunting license and a big game license unless hunting on their own private land.  Where can you get a license? Buy it online or find a list of retail license vendors at www.georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes or buy it by phone at 1-800-366-2661. 

The 2015 Georgia statewide turkey season opens Saturday, March 21.  For more hunting information, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/hunting/regulations.    

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