Friday, April 11, 2014


Firearm hunters can hit the field April 9
PRATT –  A lot of work goes into prepping for a spring turkey hunt, from scouting roosting April 9 when the regular spring turkey season opens. Following the archery-only/ youth/disabled season, April 1-8, turkey hunters can hit the field with shotgun or archery equipment to take their shot at a spring turkey, or two. And thanks to equipment changes established last year, hunters may now use any gauge shotgun or muzzleloading shotgun with shot sizes No. 2 through No. 9 and crossbows to fill their spring turkey tags.
sights and sighting in shotguns, to mastering the perfect “cluck” and “purr” call. And all that hard work will pay off on
For hunters age 15 and younger, filling a tag has never been more affordable. Thanks to reduced youth permit pricing, resident youth hunters can now enjoy taking their shot at a spring turkey for just 7.50, and nonresident youth for 12.50.
Other 2014 Spring turkey permits can be purchased at the following prices:
  • Resident Permit: $22.50
  • Landowner/Tenant Permit: $12.50
  • Resident Turkey Game Tag: $12.50
  • Nonresident Permit: $32.50
  • Nonresident Turkey Game Tag: $22.50
A turkey permit or game tag is valid for one bearded turkey. Any individual who has purchased a spring turkey permit is also eligible for one spring turkey game tag. Spring game tags are valid for Units 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6.
Hunters who drew a Unit 4 (southwest Kansas) spring turkey permit earlier this year may also use their Unit 4 permit in adjacent Units 1, 2 and 5.
Regardless of where you choose to hunt this spring, it’s not guaranteed you’ll fill a tag, but rest assured the opportunity is out there. For information on where you opportunity may await, consult the 2014 Spring Turkey Hunting Atlas, or visit and click “Hunting / Turkey Information.”

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