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Indiana fall turkey season news
- DNR reveals fall turkey hunting range
- Fall turkey hunting seminars offered
- Turkey hunting safety tips

Fall turkey hunting regulations and range

Indiana's first fall turkey-hunting season will run Oct. 1 to Oct. 23, 2005.
Archery equipment can be used the entire season. Firearms will be allowed
from Oct. 19 to Oct. 23.

Spring turkey hunting licenses are not valid for fall turkey hunting.

Hunters should have a resident or non-resident fall turkey license and a
game bird habitat stamp privilege. Indiana comprehensive lifetime hunting or
comprehensive youth hunting licenses can also be used to hunt a fall wild
turkey. Some farmland owners or active military personnel on leave are
eligible for resident license exemptions.

Non-resident hunters from states that require an Indiana resident to
purchase an additional license to hunt turkeys must also purchase an annual
non-resident hunting license to hunt turkeys in Indiana.

This means residents of the adjacent states of Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio
need an annual non-resident hunting license, a non-resident fall turkey
license and a gamebird habitat stamp privilege. Wisconsin and Michigan
residents are okay with a non-resident turkey license and a gamebird habitat
stamp privilege.

The fall turkey bag limit is one wild turkey of either sex per fall.
Shooting hours are one half hour before sunrise to sunset. Hunters should
immediately tag their turkey with a paper stating the hunter's name,
address, date of kill and sex of bird.

Turkeys can be checked at deer check stations. Turkeys should be checked
within 48 hours. The tag issued by the check station should be affixed to
the leg of the turkey through a section of skin or flesh until processing.

Some DNR properties with high hunter use or high spring hunter demand may
limit fall turkey hunting. All other spring turkey hunting regulations, such
as restrictions on shot sizes, legal weapons, baiting, dogs and electronic
calls and decoys, will be in effect for the fall season.

Counties where bow hunting will be allowed are: Bartholomew, Brown, Cass,
Clark, Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, Dekalb, Dubois, Fayette,
Floyd, Franklin, Fountain, Fulton, Gibson, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Jasper
- north of State Highway 114 or east of Interstate 65, Jefferson, Jennings,
Johnson, Knox, LaGrange, LaPorte, Lawrence, Marshall, Martin, Monroe,
Montgomery, Morgan, Newton - north of State Highway 114, Ohio, Orange, Owen,
Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Ripley, St. Joseph, Scott,
Spencer, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Union,
Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren, Warrick, Washington and Wayne.

Counties where fall wild turkey hunting with a firearm will be allowed from
Oct. 19 through Oct. 23, 2005 are: Brown, Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Dubois,
Floyd, Franklin, Greene - east of the White River, Harrison, Jackson,
Jefferson, Jennings, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Perry,
Pike, Ripley, Scott, Spencer, Switzerland, Warrick and Washington.

Hunting licenses are available at most DNR property offices and sporting
goods stores, or order licenses at:

Indiana hunting regulations and fall turkey hunt range map:

Fall turkey hunting seminars

The successes of the Indiana wild turkey restoration continues to pay
dividends to Hoosier turkey hunters. In fall 2005, Indiana will hold its
first fall turkey-hunting season.

The National Wild Turkey Federation and DNR are helping introduce Hoosier
hunters to this historic hunting season by offering three Fall Wild Turkey
Hunting Seminars.

At the free seminars, conservation officers will explain rules and
regulations, DNR wildlife biologists will put in plain words the science
behind the new fall wild turkey season, and fall hunting experts will
discuss fall turkey hunting techniques.

NWTF/DNR Fall Wild Turkey Hunting Seminars
(Times listed are local times. Registration is not required)

-The Indianapolis Gander Mountain store on Sept. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m.

-Sugar Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area near Winslow on Sept. 18 from 1 to 4

-Versailles State Park in Ripley County, Oak Grove Shelter, on Sept. 19 from
6 to 9 p.m.

NWTF Indiana Chapter contact:

Fall turkey hunting safety tips

- Select a calling position where you can see for at least 50 yards in all
directions and where you are protected from the back side.

- Whistle or shout to alert approaching hunters of your position. Never wave
or stand up.

- Never sneak in on a turkey or use a gobbler call near other hunters. Never
crowd another hunter working a bird.

- Never shoot at sound or movement.

- Use a flashlight when walking in the dark.

- Be aware of turkey "fever" and its prevention. Disregard peer pressure to
bag a bird.

- Be extremely careful using turkey decoys.

- Do not wear red, white, or blue outer wear or exposed inner clothing.

- Make sure your headnet doesn't obscure your vision.

- Don't assume you are the only hunter in the area. Be certain of a
companion's location.

- Know and identify your target and what is beyond.

- Discuss safety techniques with companions.

- Never assume that other hunters are responsible.

- Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction.

- Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

- Always keep your gun unloaded until ready to use.

- Never use alcohol or drugs before or while hunting.

- Respect property rights and secure permission before hunting.

- Hunters should unload their guns when crossing fences, climbing into
stands, jumping ditches or traversing steep ravines.

More turkey hunting safety information:

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next one i get i will post the email address so you can have the wildbulitens sent to your email.your welcome.
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