Kentucky's Turkey Season Opens April 17th

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Kentucky's 2010 spring wild turkey hunting season will open statewide Saturday, April 17, and close Sunday, May 9. The youth-only season will be April 3-4.

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission, at its August meeting, recommended April's second Saturday as a permanent general season opener, but their proposal has not yet completed the legislative approval process.

The new license year begins March 1 and already hunters are beginning to plan hunts. Therefore, as in the past, this year's opener will fall on the Saturday closest to April 15.

The 2010 Kentucky Hunting Guide for Spring Turkey and Squirrel was posted online at Thursday, Jan. 21, and printed guides will be available at license vendors within the next few weeks. Hunters should be sure to check the guide for complete hunting regulations, including bag limits, licensing requirements and equipment guidelines.