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Accident-Free Spring Turkey Season Celebrated
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 06/19/2019

Pennsylvania hunters had a perfect safety record in the recently completed 2019 spring turkey season.

No hunting-related shooting incidents were reported to the Game Commission during the month-long season. While years ago, it was common for hundreds of incidents to occur in a year, the total has dipped to about a couple dozen, thanks in part to the requirement for all first-time license buyers to complete a Hunter-Trapper Education training course. Administering the course wouldn't be possible without a dedicated team of Hunter-Trapper Education instructors, who volunteer their time to teach it.

At a time when state legislators are considering expanded Sunday hunting opportunities, and opponents have raised questions about hunter safety, the accident-free spring turkey season is something to note, and something of which all hunters can be proud.

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