Turkey News Ahead of Spring Wild Turkey Season | Life


Turkey projects and programs are being organized as we approach the start of the wild turkey season in late April.

Turkey hunt in spring

Young hunters get another chance at turkey hunting during a spring turkey hunt to kick off the spring season.

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Seven turkey hunting zones were made available to those lucky enough to draw a permit, and each zone is reserved for the use of the winner and their accompanying mentor only. Click here for more information.

The event is open to all youth ages 12-16 who hold a Pennsylvania Junior Hunting License. In addition, the youth hunter must be accompanied by an adult on the day of the hunt.

The application deadline is March 25, 2022, the zoning will take place on April 1, 2022. Submit your application now!

The research project old hen – wild turkey

Mentioning a lady’s age is usually frowned upon, but when you discover the oldest female turkey ever recorded in Pennsylvania, that’s something to celebrate! In January, the game Commission began the largest wild turkey research project aimed at monitoring reproduction and harvest rates.

As part of this study, a leg-banding hen was captured on February 2, 2022 in Clearfield County that was originally captured on March 3, 2012 as an adult hen. After comparing the data collected from both prisoners, their age was estimated to be at least 12.5 years old!

To put her age in perspective, by the time a Pennsylvania hen reaches her first birthday, she has an average life expectancy of 1 to 3 more years. This hen still seemed very healthy, so she was fitted with a GPS tag to continue monitoring her in the future.

Previously submitted turkey sightings will provide valuable data used for monitoring and management of the wild turkey population.

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