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Spring Gobbler Season Holds Promise!

GAME COMMISSION SAYS SPRING GOBBLER SEASON HOLDS PROMISE

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials believe the upcoming gobbler seasons will
provide good to excellent hunting opportunities for the nearly quarter million
hunters who are preparing to participate.

The state's one-day youth spring gobbler season is April 21; the general spring
gobbler season is April 28 to May 26. In both seasons, shooting hours are
one-half hour before sunrise until noon.

SPRING GOBBLER MENTORED YOUTH HUNTS
For the first time under the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Mentored Youth
Hunting Program, mentors may take youth under 12 years of age out to participate
in either the "Spring Gobbler Youth Hunt" on April 21, or the general spring
gobbler season, April 28-May 26.

While no hunting license is required for the mentored youth, the mentor must be
a properly licensed adult age 21 years of age or older. Any gobbler harvested
by the youth must be tagged by making and attaching a tag that contains the
youngster's name, address, date, Wildlife Management Unit (WMU), township, and
county where it was taken. Also, the youth must submit a harvest report card,
which is available on page 33 of the 2006-2007 Pennsylvania Digest of Hunting
and Trapping Regulations, within five days for any gobbler he or she takes.

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If you believe that , I have some swamp land in Florida that you might want to buy.

We had a hard winter in Pennsylvania this year and it still isn't over.

With all the snow and all the deep snow, I fear that the mortality rate was high this winter.

Even before winter struck, Turkeys were few and far between in Jefferson County.

They put out all that B's to get people to buy licenses.

Since they came out with a second Spring Gobbler Tag this year by buying a second hunting license - prior to the season. The PGC has to come up with more lies in order to try to make some more money.

When you loose over 250,000 customers in 5 years, out of a customer base of 1.2 million hunters that buys a general hunting license. That tells you just how bad things are here.

I have not seen a Turkey in 4 months.

I have only saw one or two Turkeys since last August and I live in the boonies.

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Theres a ton of them in the northeastern part of the state. I saw a flock with about 75 jakes and jennys about a month ago near my house. Where is Jefferson county? I'm in Monroe.

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I'm also in Monroe county and I see turkeys everyday, northeast PA has plenty of birds, they are everywhere! I also travel to western PA (Allegheny, Washington, Butler counties) and its the same over there, those birds are all over the place! I have no complaints and look forward to another successful season!

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Jefferson County is in North West Pennsylvania.

Neighboring counties are Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Clarion, Armstrong, and Indiana.

My relatives in Erie PA said they had a very mild winter, where as we had tons of snow. Even this week and last I have had to sweep snow off the back porch every morning.

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wow, its amazing how much a difference the weather plays in different parts of the state. I know when I speak to family and friends over in south west PA they are always about 10 degrees higher than I am about 4-5 hours away. Well, let us know how the season plays out for you guys up that way, I never really hunted up their. The furtherest NW I've hunted is Clinton county in the Allegheny National Forest and the last two springs have shown some good turkey activitiy. Curious to see how this spring fairs. Good luck!

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