GOSHEN, Conn. (AP) — State environmental officials say the state’s turkey population is healthy but a bit smaller than it was a year ago at the start of hunting season.
The 34th annual turkey hunting season opened Tuesday and runs until May 31.
Officials say last year’s wet spring inhibited the survival of poults. The baby birds also have been susceptible to a rising population of predators such as coyotes and bobcats.
Licensed hunters are allowed to bag three bearded birds on private land and two on state land.
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