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Turkey season shut down chances.
« on: March 26, 2020, 12:59:18 PM »
What are the chances that turkey season gets shut down? I didnt really think itd be a possibility until this fishing closure. What are you guys thoughts on this affecting the hunting coming up?


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Re: Turkey season shut down chances.
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 01:01:26 PM »
Doesn't start for 3 weeks and it's 45 days long - we'll get a season yet!

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Re: Turkey season shut down chances.
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 01:11:06 PM »
Shouldn't matter on private land.
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Re: Turkey season shut down chances.
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 01:12:39 PM »
Shouldn't matter on private land.

Well you say that, but fishing is closed period, private land or no.

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Re: Turkey season shut down chances.
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 01:16:06 PM »
Doesn't start for 3 weeks and it's 45 days long - we'll get a season yet!
:yeah: but I am also not optimistic.  Hoping by April 8th we will be good.
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Re: Turkey season shut down chances.
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 01:24:49 PM »
After seeing fishing shut down, I can see them shutting down turkey as well if this shutdown gets extended. Youd like to think that hunting is getting away from people, but gatherings are currently banned and Im sure theyre going to push hunting camps as gatherings, so in their eyes it would be safer if it was just cancelled(same logic with fishing).

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Re: Turkey season shut down chances.
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 01:33:57 PM »
Maybe not.  Camping is shut down and you don't have the equivalent of boat launches, piers and fishing access points for turkey.  That, coupled with the tiny fraction of turkey hunters to fishermen, I can see it going either way.

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Re: Turkey season shut down chances.
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 01:39:08 PM »
I dont see how they cant close it. How many people flood into the NE from all over the state, when I cant even fish in front of my house where I am 1/2 mile from a living human.

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Re: Turkey season shut down chances.
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 01:43:03 PM »
The other thing to consider is the money side.  Spring turkey is 6 weeks, I would think they would have to close the whole season and then likely issue refunds.  Fishing is 52 weeks, they can close a bunch of weeks and still have some argument about not issuing refunds.

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Re: Turkey season shut down chances.
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 01:49:33 PM »
 :yeah: all about the money.

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Re: Turkey season shut down chances.
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 01:56:30 PM »
I feel like the money thing is crucial too.. itd be crazy to let people buy tags and licenses up until the point of season, then have a shut down..


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Re: Turkey season shut down chances.
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2020, 02:09:18 PM »
No way they refund. They will tell you that there will still be a fall season so plenty of opportunities to fill turkey tags.
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Re: Turkey season shut down chances.
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2020, 02:16:54 PM »
I bought my tags and my private land....turkey hunting better not get cancelled.   >:( >:(

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Re: Turkey season shut down chances.
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2020, 02:20:05 PM »
Tried to buy a tag online...can't do it.  Anything that requires a catch record card or a transport tag can't purchase.  I'm really hoping that this shutdown is only two weeks.  But based on how it is going I think it's only going to get more extreme.  On a positive note the website stated that this closure is only related to shellfish and recreational fishing.

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Re: Turkey season shut down chances.
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2020, 02:27:23 PM »
I dont see how they cant close it. How many people flood into the NE from all over the state, when I cant even fish in front of my house where I am 1/2 mile from a living human.


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