Share your turkey hunting stories with the Echo Press
Minnesota's wild turkey hunting season opens April 13.
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 email@example.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.
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.