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A group of toms slowly made their way up a hill just west of Alexandria in early February. (Eric Morken, Echo Press)

Spring or not, a turkey's gobble beckons

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I can't be the only one who feels like Minnesota's spring turkey season has snuck up on us this year.

My anticipation level usually reaches a fever pitch by late March. Winter snow gives way to the first sign of green grass. The toms start dancing in the open as the hens lead them out of the woods in search of the vegetation and bugs arriving in the fields.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
(320) 763-1229
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