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Safety tips for turkey hunting season

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Turkey hunting season is around the corner, and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife has a few safety tips for hunters.

Wearing bright colors makes it easier to identify other hunters. Avoid stalking a gobbling turkey because you're unlikely to get close, and you might accidentally sneak up on another hunter.

When out in the woods, hunters should also use hen calls instead of a gobbler, and once you bag a turkey, be sure to properly transport it in an orange bag so other hunters don't get confused.

"You want to make sure that you're only harvesting a bearded bird, so identifying the right type that you're harvesting, but also making sure that it is a turkey and that it's not another hunter in the woods, is very important," says Hope Kanarvogel, a Hunter Education Specialist.

They also recommend not moving a lot because it alerts the birds and attracts other hunters. And don't shoot unless you're absolutely sure about your target.

There are still a couple weeks to go before you can head out hunting though. Turkey hunting season begins May 1.

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