Spring Turkey Season Underway in Minnesota
Detroit Lakes, MN — The Spring Turkey Season kicked off this week, but given the sudden return of winter its likely off to a cold start. The turkey hunting season in Minnesota began on Wednesday, April 13th and will continue through May 31st. While turkey populations remain strong across most of the state, bird activity may be pretty quiet during this cold snap, according to MN DNR Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor Rob Baden.
Turkey hunting may be popular in the lakes area and woodlands out east of Highway 59, but the prairies region in the Red River Valley can also offer excellent opportunities for hunters, but Baden notes how you hunt them may differ between the regions.
The commercial turkey industry across the state is currently being hit hard the avian influenza, which is being spread by wild waterfowl as they migrate north. Baden encourages hunters and anyone who happens to come across dead or sick birds to let the DNR know.
Listen back to the full interview Rob Baden, Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor, from the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program below: