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Fish & Game approves special turkey hunting season for youths

The California Fish & Game Commission has approved a special youth turkey hunting season for 2009.

The season will allow hunters 16 and under who hold a junior hunting license to hunt turkeys on March 21 and 22, before the start of the general spring turkey season that runs from March 28 to May 3.

The early youth season won’t cost young hunters opportunities elsewhere. The other special youth season, which runs for two weeks after the close of the general turkey season, will still be in effect from May 2 to May 17.

For more information on hunting safety data and the Youth Hunting Report, go to Information about California’s hunting seasons and licensing requirements is available at the Department of Fish and Game Web site.