The 2013 spring turkey season opened on March 15 and will run through May 1. Many Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) across the state offer excellent spring turkey hunting opportunities; however, hunting regulations on some WMAs may differ. For example, within the Bienville National Forest, Bienville, Caney Creek, and Tallahala WMAs have permitted draw-only hunts from March 15 until March 28. Beginning March 29 until May 1, these WMAs are open for non-permitted hunts.

Hunters that wish to hunt on WMAs are urged to check the area-specific regulations before going afield as season dates and bag limits on some WMAs may differ from the statewide framework. Hunters must also purchase a WMA User Permit prior to hunting.

Bag limits for the spring turkey season are one adult gobbler or gobbler with at least a 6-inch beard per day, three per spring season. Youth hunters age 15 and under may harvest one gobbler of choice per day, three per spring season.

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