Special Youth-Only Turkey Hunt Scheduled

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) would like to remind all young hunters that Tennessee's special statewide youth-only turkey hunt is the fourth weekend of March, before the regular season. This year, the hunt dates will be March 25 & 26, 2006.

This hunt is for young hunters 6 through 16 years of age only. Youths must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult (age 21 or over), who is not required to have a license, but must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device.

The bag limit for this hunt will be one bearded turkey. Legal hunting equipment are shotguns and muzzleloading shotguns, 20 gauge or larger and ammunition loaded with No. 4 shot or smaller. Long bows, compound bows, and crossbows using legal hunting arrows with broadheads may also be used. A hunter education certificate (and hunting license, if applicable) is required.

A complete list of all rules and regulations covering the hunting of wild turkeys may be found in the 2005 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide.