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Early turkey season for youth, impaired hunters March 17-18

Early turkey season for youth, impaired hunters March 17-18

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have a chance to harvest a bird during a special early opportunity turkey season March 17-18.

The statewide turkey hunting season opens on March 24. However, youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have a chance to harvest a bird during a special early opportunity turkey season on March 17 and 18.

The weekend hunt opportunity is available only for youth 16 years of age and younger, or hunters who are mobility impaired (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.

All turkey hunters, including those under 16 years of age, landowners, honorary, lifetime and sportsman license holders, must obtain a free harvest record each season. For more information, visit here.

Before moving a harvested turkey, hunters are required to immediately enter the date and county on the harvest record, and within 72 hours, must complete the reporting process through Georgia Game Check.

Find more information here.

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.

Licenses can be obtained online, at a Georgia retail license vendor or by calling (800)366-2661.

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