Spring turkey hunting season looks strong in NH
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire biologist is predicting a good turkey harvest this spring.
Ted Walski of the state Fish and Game Department said last spring, hunters in the state harvested 3,672 turkeys. He thinks that number could reach about 4,000 this season.
Walski said numerous groups of turkeys have been seen in New Hampshire. He said the hot weather that came in March inspired them to early thoughts of romance. That means more hens will be nesting -- fewer of them will be out and about to capture the toms' attention. The turkeys may be more interested in answering hunters' calls.
The youth turkey hunt weekend is taking place Saturday and Sunday. The spring season opens Thursday, May 3, and runs through Thursday, May 31.