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Spring turkey season ready to begin

From staff reports

Pennsylvania’s statewide spring turkey season opens Saturday, May 2 and runs through May 30.

Only bearded birds may be harvested. Each hunter is provided a spring turkey harvest tag with his or her general license, and each license buyer, prior to the start of the season, also may purchase a special spring turkey license that permits the harvest of a second bearded turkey.

Special spring turkey licenses cost $21.90 for residents and $41.90 for nonresidents and can be purchased from any license issuing agent, a list of which is available at www.pgc.pa.gov. Licenses also are available online, but those bought online must be mailed, and hunters must sign them and have them in their possession to hunt with them.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission asks spring turkey hunters in the coming season to practice social distancing and follow other COVID-19 guidelines issued by the state Department of Health.

“The spring turkey season always packs excitement, and with the cooperation of attentive hunters, the upcoming season will be a safe one, too,” Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans said.

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