Delaware's Turkey Hunting Season Starts Saturday

Apr 08, 2013 -- 10:04am

Delaware’s turkey hunting season will begin this weekend.

The spring turkey season will start on Saturday morning, April 13, and run for 4 weeks, through May 11. Hunting hours are Monday through Saturday, a half-hour before sunrise until 1 p.m. Hunters must take the turkeys they harvest and check them in at an authorized check station by 2:30 in the afternoon of the day they hunt.

Hunters have to complete a mandatory one-day turkey hunter education class, and then carry their Hunter Education Card, as well as their public lands permit that they receive through the preseason lottery.

The Division of Fish and Wildlife urges hunters to take time to identify their targets, and what’s beyond them. Hunters should avoid wearing the colors of wild turkeys, as well as stalking wild turkeys, and imitating the male gobbling call while trying to attract another gobbler.

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