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Indiana Conservation Officers Hope For Safe Turkey Hunting Season
Updated April 26, 2016 6:35 AM | Filed under: Natural Resources
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(UNDATED) - Indiana Conservation Officers are gearing up for the upcoming turkey hunting season.

The regular spring turkey season runs from April 27th to May 15th.

Every year, hunters take to southern Indiana's woods and fields with hopes of bagging a turkey. Thousands of acres of public hunting ground are available in the area, including, but not limited to, Harrison-Crawford State Forest, Jackson-Washington State Forest, and the Clark State Forest.

Indiana Conservation Officers want to encourage those hunters to keep the following safety tips in mind this year when pursuing their bird:

  • Know your hunting area- Never crowd other hunters.
  • Be sure of your target- Never pull the trigger without identifying your target and what is beyond.
  • Do not wear red, white, or blue clothing that is visible.
  • Do not use a gobbler call near other hunters.
  • Always point your firearm's muzzle in a safe direction.
  • Select a safe calling position in which you have a clear view all around you, and protection from the rear.

Indiana Conservation Officers also want to encourage hunters and non-hunters alike to report illegal turkey hunting activities by calling 1-800-TIP-IDNR, or Indiana Conservation Officers' 24-hour Central Dispatch at (812) 837-9536. A monetary reward is available for tips leading to the arrest of those involved in illegal hunting activities.

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