- Associated Press - Saturday, April 29, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire’s young hunters are getting an early crack at spring gobbler season.

Saturday and Sunday are set aside as youth turkey hunting weekend. To participate, hunters must be age 15 or younger and must be accompanied by a licensed adult age 18 or older. Adults may not carry firearms or bows and arrows.

Youth hunters do not need a hunting license, but they must have a turkey permit, which costs $16 for residents and $31 for nonresidents.

Last year, young hunters took 484 turkeys, or 12.5 percent of the spring season’s total. Officials say there could be a record harvest this year.

Spring gobbler season runs from May 3-May 31.

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