2016 Spring Turkey Season to Run April 2-May 15; Young Turkey Sportsman Hunt March 26-27

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 2:08pm

2016 Spring Turkey Season to Run April 2-May 15; Young Turkey Sportsman Hunt March 26-27

NASHVILLE --- Tennessee’s 2016 spring turkey season opens on Saturday, April 2 and continues through Sunday, May 15. The state young sportsman hunt for youth ages 6-16 is March 26-27.

Spring turkey harvest numbers have been consistent for a number of years in Tennessee. Tennessee turkey hunters have passed the 30,000 harvest mark for 13 consecutive years during the spring hunting season.

Hunting hours for turkeys are 30 minutes prior to legal sunrise until legal sunset. Legal hunting equipment includes shotguns using ammunition loaded with No. 4 shot or smaller. There is no restriction on number of rounds in magazine. Longbows, recurve bows, compound bows and other bows drawn or held by a mechanical device are permitted.

Firearms and archery equipment may have sighting devices except those devices utilizing an artificial light capable of locating wildlife. Night vision scopes are illegal.

Bag limits are one bearded turkey per day, not to exceed four per season.

For more information on the 2016 spring turkey season, check the 2015-16 Tennessee Hunting & Trapping Guide. The guide is available at TWRA offices, license agents, and online at www.tnwildlife.org.

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