Turkey season opens Saturday

By Nathan Ham - [email protected]

ASHE COUNTY — Spring wild turkey season gets underway this Saturday and will last through May 7.

The daily limit is one turkey and the season limit is two turkeys per hunter.

The North Carolina Wildlife Commission wants to remind hunters about the proper safety techniques needed for turkey season and any other hunting season as well.

“Whether you’re hunting turkey or any other game, you should always remember to positively identify and know what is beyond your target before pulling the trigger,” said Chet Clark, the Commission’s eastern outreach manager. “If there is any doubt in your mind, don’t shoot.”

Hunters are reminded to alert other hunters of your presence and if you feel like there is a hunter in the area you are in already, move on to another location.

Using pistols, rifles or black power rifles are prohibited and dogs are not allowed for hunting wild turkey. Hunters are not allowed to use electronic or recorded turkey calls and all kills must be reported using the Big Game Report Card.

For more information on the upcoming turkey season, visit the N.C. Wildlife Commission at www.ncwildlife.org .

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

By Nathan Ham

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