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Published March 31, 2014, 05:08 PM

The first year of in town Turkey hunting was not as successful as hoped

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The first year of adding in-town Turkey hunting to Fargo this past fall, didn't add up to many Turkeys actually being killed.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The first year of adding in-town Turkey hunting to Fargo this past fall, didn't add up to many Turkeys actually being killed.

Only 3 turkeys were shot during the archery hunting window in-town, with only 5 being shot at.

45 turkey permits were available during the in-town season which started a month later than the in-town deer season.

Turkeys were added to the program after becoming a problem in the winter of 2012, and permits were split between North and South Fargo.

Lieutenant Gene Anderson, who oversees the program, says numbers were low for in-town deer hunting's first year also and giving hunters more time might do the trick.

Lt. Gene Anderson/Fargo Police Department: "we found in our surveys that a lot of the participants would have had opportunities between that September-October time, so I petitioned the game and fish department to allow us to start the turkey season earlier to coincide with deer season shooting dates and times."

The game and fish department has approved the request, and if City Commission approves the schedule tonight, In-town turkey and deer bow-hunts this season will run from noon on August 29th through a half hour past sunset January 31st.

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