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Spring bear, turkey hunts to open April 15

The general spring turkey and black bear seasons open April 15 – turkey hunts run through May 25, and spring black bear closing dates vary.

A few bear hunts opened earlier in some areas where hunters may also use a second bear tag.

Youth who are 10 to 15 years old on or before April 8 may participate in the general season youth hunt that runs from Wednesday, April 8 through Tuesday, April 14. All youth hunters must have a valid license and turkey tag, and they must be accompanied by a licensed adult who is 18 years of age or older. Adults who accompany youth hunters must be within normal conversation or hearing range without shouting and without electronic aids.

Season information is listed in the Upland Game, Furbearer and Turkey or 2014 Big Game Seasons and Rules brochures, available at all Fish and Game offices and at license vendors statewide. The brochures are also on Fish and Game’s website at


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