The 2019 Spring wild turkey hunting season opened on Wednesday. It lasts until May 25.
Connecticut DEEP said this year will mark the 39th consecutive year that sportsmen have hunted turkeys in the state.
During the 2019 spring season, two bearded turkeys may be taken on state land and three on private land.
Hunting is permitted from one-half hour before sunrise until noon each day.
Here are some recommended safety tips for spring turkey hunting:
- Become familiar with two or more areas to hunt, so if someone is already hunting in one of those areas, you can move to another site.
- If another hunter is encountered in the woods, remain still and speak in a loud clear voice to announce your presence.
- Eliminate the colors red, white, blue, and black from your hunting outfit. These colors are associated with a gobbler and could be mistaken as a turkey.
- Hunters must be sure of their target and what is beyond it, prior to taking a shot.
Hunters can purchase a Resident Game Bird Conservation Stamp online here.