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The Higgs government is opening a new limited entry wild turkey hunting season this year. The season opens on May 10th and closes on May 22nd.

Preliminary results of a recent study by the University of New Brunswick indicate there is a healthy population of wild turkeys in the southwestern area of the province that can be managed through hunting.

Interested hunters must complete an online course on wild turkey hunting and meet the conservation education requirements. The online course takes about 20 minutes to complete and covers information on wild turkey biology – identification – and safe hunting practices. The draw application period opens April 06th and ends on April 16th. The application for the wild turkey hunting license is available here.