Sacramento, CA -(AmmoLand.com)- Upland game hunters statewide are gearing up for the opportunity to bag their Thanksgiving dinner, as California’s 2015 general fall wild turkey hunting season opened statewide on Saturday, Nov. 14.
The season extends through Sunday, Dec. 13, with a bag limit of one turkey (either sex) per day and no more than two per season.
“Wild turkey is very healthy alternative to store bought turkey, as it’s low in fat and has no additives. You can’t get much more natural than that,” said Scott Gardner, manager of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Upland Game Program. “It’s harder to hunt it than buy one in a store, but any hunter will tell you it’s worth the extra effort.”
Wild turkeys are found in most counties in California, with the top five for fall harvest being Placer, El Dorado, Shasta, Sonoma and Tehama. Both a hunting license and upland game bird stamp are required to hunt turkeys, although an upland stamp is not required for hunters with junior licenses.
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