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2012 Nebraska Turkey Brochure

2012 Nebraska Turkey Brochure

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   T   U   R   K   E   Y   G   U   I   D   E
2012
Information for:
Spring and Fall Seasons Youth Hunting
New for 2012:
Extended fall season
OutdoorNebraska.org
 
2 | urkey Hunting Guide
WILD TURKEY IDENTIFICATION
(Continued on page 19)
Size:
he wild turkey is the largest o North America’s game birds.
Feathers:Males:
Gobblers have iridescent red, green, copper, bronzeand gold eathers. hey use these bright colors to greatadvantage when attracting emales during breeding season.
Females:
Hens have drab, usually brown or gray eathers.hey make great camoulage and hide hens when they sit ontheir nests.
Color Phases:
A ew wild turkeys grow unusually coloredeathers. hese are known as color phases. here are ourcolor phases, a smokey gray color phase, a melanistic colorphase (all black), an erythritic color phase (reddish coloration)and an albino color phase (very rare).
Head:Males:
Males have brightly colored, nearly eatherless heads. During breeding season, thecolor o their heads alternates between red, whiteand blue, oten changing in a ew seconds.
Hens:
A hen’s head is gray-blue and has somesmall eathers or camoulage.
Caruncles and Snoods:
Both males and emaleshave leshy growths on their heads known ascaruncles. hey also both have snoods, leshy protrubances that hang over their bills andcan be extended or contracted at will. he snood o an adult male is usually much largerthan that o a emale.
(Source: National Wild Turkey Federation)
Adult males,known as toms orgobblers, normally weigh between 16and 24 pounds.Females, knownas hens, aresmaller thanmales and usually weigh between 8and 10 pounds.
 
3 | urkey Hunting Guide
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Season Dates4General urkey Regulations 7Regulations and Statutes 14Conservation Ocers 15Wild urkey Identifcation 2, 19
GAME AND PARKS PERMITTING OFFICES
Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium21502 W. Neb. Hwy. 31, Gretna402-332-3901Alliance district oice299 Husker Rd.308-763-2940Bassett service center524 Panzer St. 402-684-2921Chadron State Park (SP)15951 U.S. Hwy. 385308-432-6167Fort Robinson SP3200 U.S. Hwy. 20, Craword308-665-2900Kearney service center1617 First Ave.308-865-5310Lake McConaughy SRA1475 Neb. Hwy. 61, Ogallala308-284-8800Niobrara SP89261 522 Ave. 402-857-3373Norolk district oice2201 N. 13th St.402-370-3374North Platte district oice301 E. State Farm Road308-535-8025Omaha metro oice1212 Bob Gibson Blvd.402-595-2144Ponca SP88090 Spur 26E402-755-2284Lincoln headquarters2200 N. 33rd St.402-471-0641Wildcat Hills SRA210615 Neb. Hwy. 71, Gering308-436-3777
More than 230,000 acres of private land isavailable for public hunting and fishingthrough our Open Fields and Waters program. Take advantage of this new public land topursue your passion. Look in the PublicAccess Atlas to locateOpen Fields and Watersland near you.
www.OutdoorNebraska.org 
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