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Turkey Youth Hunt

Time to tune up that turkey call, the general season youth turkey hunt runs April 7 and 8. Youths 15 years or younger on April 7 may participate in the youth hunt. The general spring turkey hunts open April 15 and runs through May 25. Dates vary for controlled hunts. All youth hunters must have a valid hunting license and turkey tag and must be accompanied by a licensed adult 18 years or older. Idaho is home to more than 30,000 turkeys, mostly of the Merriam subspecies. Turkey hunting seasons and rules can be found at all Fish and Game offices, at license vendors statewide and on the Internet at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov. Hunters can also use the convenient Idaho Hunt Planner, found in the hunting section of the website, where detailed maps are available. Hunters may buy an extra tag for the spring hunts, but the limit for the year is three turkeys with no more than two taken in either the spring or fall seasons. The extra tag is valid from May 1-25 and can also be used during the fall turkey season. Turkey hunters must have a valid hunting license and a turkey tag. Resident adults pay $19.75 for a general tag and $12.25 for an extra tag. Discounted tags for youth, seniors and disabled veterans are $10.75 each. Nonresident turkey tags cost $67.50, except for junior mentored tags priced $10.75. Turkey hunting requires special attention to safety in the field. Hunting information and safety tips are found at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/apps/releases/view.cfm?NewsID=3094 on the Fish and Game website.