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Spring gobbler season starts Saturday

Spring turkey season in Virginia opens Saturday and continues through May 3.Youth day was last Saturday.Each day’s hunting may take place from one-half hour before sunrise until noon.

The limit is one per day, bearded turkeys only. According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, hunters may take one, two or three bearded turkeys depending on how many were taken in the fall season.

The department said it is conducting a statewide survey of spring turkey hunters, collecting observations; to take part, send name and mailing address to with “turkey survey” in the subject line.

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