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Kids under 12 allowed to target Minn. turkeys

Updated: April 13, 2006, 5:49 PM ET
By Doug Smith | Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune — April 13, 2006

When Minnesota's spring wild turkey season opened Wednesday, there may have been some young guns afield.

Really young.

For the first time, kids under age 12 were allowed to apply for turkey licenses. Some 826 applied and 485 received licenses under the turkey license lottery system.

Most are 10- and 11-year-olds, but 166 kids 9 and younger also received licenses, including some 5- and 6-year-olds.

The Minnesota Legislature changed the law last year at the urging of the ...

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