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State Spring Turkey Hunting Season Has Zero Incidents

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Division of Natural Resources officials say no fatalities or injuries were reported during the spring turkey hunting season in West Virginia for the first time since it was established in the late 1960s.

The four-week spring gobbler season began April 28 and concluded Saturday. 

The DNR says mandatory hunter education classes have reduced the number of hunting incidents over the years. The classes are scheduled throughout the year across the state.
 
The last spring turkey season hunting-related fatality in West Virginia occurred in 2009. There were two hunting-related incidents reported in last year's spring gobbler season, one in 2012 and three each in 2011 and 2010.
 


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