Wildlife Briefs March 15, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

NWTF banquet set for March 28 in Tupelo
The Hill Country Strutters chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its second annual banquet Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. in Building 5 of the Tupelo Furniture Market.
Tickets are $60 for singles, $80 for couples and $20 for youngsters 15 and under.
The after-dinner auction will include 12 firearms, guided hunts, prints, sculptures, knives, furniture and more.
For more information about this event, call Tim Weston at 662-891-0126.
Kevin Tate

General spring turkey season opens today
The general spring turkey season opens today and continues through May 1.
Bag limits are one adult gobbler or gobbler with at least a 6-inch beard per day, three per spring season. Youth hunters age 15 and under may harvest one gobbler of choice per day, three per spring season. This season is closed in all or parts of Coahoma, Quitman and Sunflower counties.
To participate in spring turkey season, Mississippi residents, ages 16 through 64, must obtain a hunting license, except while hunting on lands titled in their own name.
Hunters planning to use state WMAs are urged to check the area-specific regulations. For more information, visit www.mdwfp.com/turkey or call 601-432-2199.
mdwfp.com