Turkey Hunters Upset Over Closing of Fall Season


By Alabama News Network
By Jamie Langley

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Some Alabama turkey hunters are objecting to a recent decision to close fall turkey season.



The decision was made last month by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Conservation Advisory Board. Board member Bill Hatley of Gulf Shores made a motion to eliminate all fall turkey hunting in Alabama, and the board unanimously approved the motion.

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Last fall season, hunters could legally hunt turkeys from Nov. 21-Jan. 1 in six counties: Clarke, Clay, Covington, Monroe, Randolph and Talladega.


Turkey hunter Johnny Ponder of Munford said board members should have reached out to turkey hunters in those six counties before making the decision.


Ponder said fall turkey hunting is as much a tradition as the November Thanksgiving dinner.


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