Youth hunters to benefit from turkey hunt on private lands
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Media contact: Tony Young, 850-488-7867
Beginning this spring turkey season, young hunters
can take advantage of a special two-day youth turkey hunt on
private lands the weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey
season in each hunting zone. In Zone A (the southern portion of
Florida, south of State Road 70), this youth turkey hunting weekend
is Feb. 26-27. In the remainder of the state, this special youth
hunt is March 12-13. The youth turkey hunt applies only to private
property, the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes Area, the Kissimmee River
Public Use Area and Lake Monroe WMA.
Only those under 16 years old may harvest a turkey
while supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. And as long as the
adult supervisor doesn't actively participate in the hunt, no
license or permit is required for either youth or adult.
If the adult wants to help "call in" a turkey, set
out decoys or participate otherwise, he or she needs a hunting
license ($17 for residents, $46 for a 10-day nonresident license)
and a turkey permit ($10 for residents, $125 for nonresidents).
Only the youth can harvest a turkey. Any turkey harvested counts
toward the youth hunter's spring season limit of two.