Turkey hunting season begins in Ga.

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Posted at 3:41 PM, Mar 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-23 11:57:54-04

ATLANTA (AP) - The start of Georgia's spring turkey hunting season has begun.

Wildlife officials say the hunt starts March 23.

The state's wild turkey project coordinator, Kevin Lowrey, says hunters in the Piedmont, ridge and valley and Blue Ridge regions of Georgia may have an easier time finding birds than those in the coastal plains. He says statewide reproduction dropped 30 percent last year.

The current turkey population is estimated at 335,000 birds.