Frequently Asked Questions

​​​​​​​​​Frequently Asked Questions​ (FAQS)​

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All hunting and fishing licenses and permits expire on February 28 each year.


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Hunting Spring Turkey

Eliminate the colors red, white, blue, and solid black from your turkey hunting outfit. Red or white are the colors hunters are looking for when differentiating a gobbler's head from the hen's grayish-blue head, while big black blobs could be mistaken for the body of a turkey. These colors not only put you in danger, but they can be seen by turkeys as well.

Sit with your back against a tree so that it provides a barrier between yourself and another hunter. If you see another hunter walking into your area don't move, wave or make turkey sounds to alert them to your presence. A quick movement may draw fire. Yell in a loud voice, "Hey, I'm here", and remain hidden. Be particularly careful when using a gobbler call. The sound and motion may attract other hunters and could draw fire.

Never shoot at only a sound or movement. Always be certain of your target and what is beyond it. Assume that every sound you hear is made by another hunter.

When hunting with a turkey decoy, place the decoy about 20 yards from your calling position. To be safe, you need a clear line of sight beyond the decoy of at least 80 yards. This will enable you to see any approaching hunter and keep you at a safe distance if another hunter were to shoot at your decoy.

Keep your shotgun unloaded when not in the field and open the action or unload your shotgun when climbing a steep hill, stepping over a fence, or fording a creek.

Bring an article of hunter orange clothing with you to wear when walking in/out of your hunting area or to use to cover a harvested bird while packing it out.

Hunting Bear

Can I field dress or quarter my bear before taking it to a check station? 

Hunting Squirrel

Hunting Bullfrogs

Hunting Coyotes

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