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Vermont’s spring turkey hunting season opened Saturday

May 1, 2021 GMT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s spring turkey hunting season is underway.

The season opened on Saturday and runs through May 31.

Shooting hours are one half hour before sunrise to noon. Hunters may take two bearded turkeys during the season and use either shotguns or archery equipment.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is urging hunters to consider a number of safety tips, includling not shooting until aboslutely sure of the target and what is beyond it and to never stalk a gobbling turkey because the chances of getting closer are poor and a hunter could be sneaking up on another hunter. They also urge hunters not to wear red, white, blue, or black in clothing and equipment because a tom turkey’s head has similar colors.

Successful hunters are required by law to report their turkey to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department within 48 hours. Hunters may report online or in-person at a check station.