Turkey Season Kicks Off This Weekend In PA

04.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Another spring gobbler season is just days away from kicking off in Pennsylvania. Hunters ages 16 and younger can take advantage of an early-season opportunity beginning a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, April 26. Pennsylvania’s youth spring turkey hunt is open to properly accompanied junior hunters and mentored youth. Hunters of all ages then can participate in the May 3rd opener of the statewide spring gobbler season, which runs through May 31st. The Pennsylvania Game Commission says Pennsylvania hunters for nearly 20 years have consistently harvested more than 30,000 turkeys in the spring season, which is open to hunting only bearded birds – typically males.