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Gobble, gobble, gobble
by Chuck Thompson
Mar 13, 2014 | 2052 views | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The new youth hunt weekend is designed to help introduce youngsters to turkey hunting before the birds have been exposed to other hunters and become more wary.
The new youth hunt weekend is designed to help introduce youngsters to turkey hunting before the birds have been exposed to other hunters and become more wary.
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There is something new for Georgia turkey hunters this season.

Those who are 16 or younger and adult hunters who have a handicap that limits their mobility will be allowed to start the season a week ahead of everyone else with a special two-day youth/impaired hunt this Saturday and Sunday.

The regular season for all hunters opens the following Saturday, March 22, and runs through May 15. The season limit is three gobblers.

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.

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