Youth wild turkey hunting season is this weekend

The annual wild turkey youth-only hunting season takes place this weekend, April 2nd and 3rd, according to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Children who are 15 years old and younger may hunt turkeys during the youth-only hunting weekend as well as the upcoming general spring season, which runs from April 16th through May 8th.

Kids younger than age 12 are exempt from license and turkey permit requirements, according to state wildlife officials. Otherwise, all spring turkey hunters between the ages of 12 and 15 must also carry with them in the field a proof of purchase of a valid Kentucky hunting license and a valid spring turkey permit.

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