Spring turkey hunting season opens Saturday


The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is reminding hunters that the state’s 2019 spring turkey season opens in all 95 counties on Saturday, March 30 and runs through Sunday, May 12. 

Some rules to follow – hunting hours for the spring gobblers are 30 minutes prior to legal sunrise until legal sunset, according to the TWRA, and bag limit is one bearded turkey per day, and up to four per season.

Licenses required – a state hunting and fishing combination (Type 001), plus a supplemental big game license, or a sportsman license, is required.

Hunting equipment – firearms and archery equipment may have sighting devices except those devices utilizing an artificial light capable of locating wildlife.

Also, hunters shouldn’t forget to check game when they harvest a gobbler. Turkey harvest can be checked online at GoOutdoorsTennessee.com or through the TWRA’s On The Go app. 

The TWRA saying the spring turkey harvest numbers have stayed consistent for several years. 

“This year is looking to be even better than last year with more favorable conditions than last spring when harvest numbers slipped below 30,000 for the first time in 16 seasons,” TWRA stated in its spring turkey release. 

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