MONTPELIER (AP) - Vermont's fall turkey hunting season will open next weekend.

The shotgun and archery season runs from Saturday through Nov. 3 in many parts of the state and until Nov. 10 in parts of Chittenden, Addison, Rutland and Bennington counties.

State Wildlife Director Mark Scott says hunters may need to search the forests this fall to find the turkey flocks. He says unlike some years when large flocks were often seen in agricultural fields, hunters will have to look for the birds' ground scratchings to find their feeding areas.

Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials say hunters killed 1,365 turkeys during last year's fall seasons.

Officials say the most turkeys were taken in the northern part of the state.


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