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WHY DOES THE PENNSYLVANIA SPRING GOBBLER SEASON START AFTER GOBBLING BEGINS?

“Lots of folks think we should have an earlier spring gobbler season, because they hear turkeys gobbling in February and March,” said National Wild Turkey Federation Regional Biologist Bob Eriksen. They think that since the turkeys are gobbling, it must be time to hunt, Eriksen said. That’s not the case, he said. “From a biological perspective, you want to provide the hens with as much protection as you can.” In this video, Eriksen explains why he thinks the Pennsylvania turkey season is properly timed.

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