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Share your turkey hunting stories with the Echo Press

Minnesota's wild turkey hunting season opens April 13.

Wild turkeys
A group of toms make their way into the woods on a farm in Douglas County near Alexandria in December of 2021. Minnesota's spring turkey hunting season opens on April 13. Share your photos and stories from the hunt by emailing Echo Press sports and outdoor editor, Eric Morken, at emorken@echopress.com.
Eric Morken / Alexandria Echo Press

Snow was falling on Alexandria on the morning of April 6, making it not exactly feel like spring, but it is still the time of year where wild turkey gobbles echo through the timber.

Minnesota’s wild turkey hunting season opens on April 13, and the Echo Press wants to hear your stories and see your photos. Those interested in sharing these can send details of the hunt, along with photos, to outdoor editor Eric Morken at emorken@echopress.com .

Licenses are available over the counter for hunters, meaning there was no need to enter a lottery unless you are an adult hunter planning to hunt in the Carlos Avery, Mille Lacs and Whitewater wildlife management areas.

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A tom walks through the snow on a farm site near Alexandria on Dec. 7, 2021.
Eric Morken / Alexandria Echo Press

Youth hunters (age 17 and younger) and archers can hunt the entire season to try to fill their tag from April 13 through May 31.

Those hunting with firearms pick a seven-day season for their license.


Season ‘A’ runs April 13-19, followed by seasons B (April 20-26), C (April 27-May 3), D (May 4-10), and E (May 11-17).

Season ‘F’ features a longer time period of May 18-31. Hunters who have not filled their tag during their earlier designated period can hunt again during season F.

Visit the Minnesota DNR’s wild turkey hunting page for more information.

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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