From the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife - Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Statewide spring wild turkey season opens Saturday
Frankfort, Kentucky - Hunters could have the long winter to thank for what is shaping up to be
a good start to Kentucky’s statewide spring wild turkey season, which opens
Saturday, April 12, and runs through May 4.
”The timing of the
first peak in gobbling and our season opener should be pretty close this year
because the long winter somewhat delayed the arrival of spring,” said Steven
Dobey, wild turkey program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and
Often the peak
gobbling period falls before the season opener, affording gobblers time to
breed hens before they could potentially fall prey to a hunter. The late break
in the weather this year sets up an ideal scenario across much of the state
with breeding activity – and the gobbling that goes with it – approaching a
crescendo. The birds haven’t been disturbed and should be more responsive to a
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