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New Jersey Turkey Season Opens Apr. 23, Youth Day is Apr. 21

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters that the 2012 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season opens Monday, April 23, and runs for five weeks. With turkey populations restored statewide, Garden State hunters can enjoy some of the finest turkey hunting on the East Coast.

Youth hunters will get the first chance to harvest a bird during the Youth Turkey Hunting Day scheduled for Saturday, April 21. Youth hunters with a Youth License who have obtained a turkey permit may begin their spring turkey season on this day prior to the opening of the regular season.  Youth hunters are also guaranteed a permit for the area of their choice.

Permits for most areas and periods remain available and can be purchased at license agents and online.

For more information on this year’s season, including permit information, hunting area recommendations, check in requirements and more, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2012/turkeyoutlook12.htm on the division’s website.

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