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#1306736 - 04/28/09 03:03 PM Re: Future turkey season regs? [Re: Baxter83]
megalomaniac
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 Originally Posted By: Baxter83
I can see it coming..........."We should only kill MATURE gobblers" \:D \:D


As opposed to, 'we should continue shooting baby turkeys' \:\) \:\)

Seriously, though...

Harvest limits should fluctuate region by region and year by year depending on the spring's hatch and previous harvest totals. In my county which has seen a decline in population and harvest numbers for 5 consecutive years, I'd like to see all jakes protected and limit on gobblers lowered to 2. I'd also like to see the season open the second week of April. While we're at it, elimination of fall hen hunting during the period of population decline would also be nice.

As the population rebounds, the harvest restrictions could be loosened.

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#1307317 - 04/28/09 09:42 PM Re: Future turkey season regs? [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
m_allison71
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 Originally Posted By: Grizzly Johnson
I wouldn't mind a 5"-6" beard length minimum or a 2-3 bird limit until the numbers get higher.
Maybe allow a youth to harvest any turkey including hens on juvy hunt.



Maybe we should have a 1 1/2" minimum spur length.
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#1307320 - 04/28/09 09:44 PM Re: Future turkey season regs? [Re: smstone22]
m_allison71
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 Originally Posted By: steven stone
There wasnt but two longbeards on 2 square miles. Pitiful considering there used to be 10 or more. I decided not to kill any there this year but that didnt do a bit of good.



What makes you think those two birds were telling you the truth.
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#1307349 - 04/28/09 10:01 PM Re: Future turkey season regs? [Re: ]
smstone22
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Sorry boys I live in the woods, not big city Knoxville. I know whats going on with the local populations. I dont make jokes or see anything funny at all about the current situation.
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