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Subpart 1.

Open dates.

The spring turkey season opens the Wednesday nearest April 15 and consists of six consecutive five-day periods followed by two consecutive seven-day periods.

Subp. 2.

Shooting hours.

Shooting hours for turkeys during the spring season are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

Subp. 3.

Bag limit.

The bag limit for the spring season is one bearded turkey.

Subp. 4.

Open areas.

Wild turkey permit areas are open for the spring turkey season as prescribed by the commissioner. Turkey licenses are valid for taking turkeys only in the wild turkey permit area specified on the license, except for archery-only licenses issued under Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.435, subdivision 5, paragraph (a).

Subp. 5.


Turkeys must be registered within 24 hours after being taken during the spring turkey season.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.388; 97A.435; 97B.711; 97B.721; and others at 19 SR 6


18 SR 83; 19 SR 484; 20 SR 2287; 30 SR 613; 31 SR 745

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes