Turkey season begins this week
For Mississippi’s nearly 50,000 turkey hunters, the day they have been anticipating is almost at hand.
The spring turkey season opens on March 15 and ends May 1.
Bag limits for the spring season are one adult gobbler or one gobbler with at least a six-inch beard per day, not to exceed three per spring season.
Youth hunters 15 years of age and younger may harvest one gobbler of choice per day, not to exceed three per spring season.
Throughout much of the Magnolia State, the 2017 spring season should be a slight improvement over the last few years. Turkey populations in portions of north and central Mississippi are on an upwards trend following successive years of good hatches.