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Snow Conditions May Hinder Spring Turkey Hunts

This winter's record snowfall has potentially caused some set backs for local hunters.

04/12/2010


Snow doesn't sound like it could ever be a problem for the scorching state of Arizona, but this winter's record snowfall has potentially caused some set backs for local hunters. According to Arizona Game and Fish department, snow is still prevalent in areas above 7,300-feet elevation, such as the White Mountains, North Kaibab Plateau, San Fancisco Peaks and Mogollon Rim country, and has lead to many road closures on account of snowy and muddy conditions.


The problem is that many of these roads give access to popular turkey-hunting areas, and only time will tell how long it takes for conditions to improve and those roads to be reopened.


In the meantime, Department officials offer several suggestions for side-stepping these issues. First, because turkey hunters have a lengthy season, consider heading out later in the season, instead of opening weekend. The warmer the weater gets, the faster the ground will dry up. And second, go afield on foot. There is still plenty of country on which to hunt, especially if hunters are willing to walk into an area that is currently closed to traffic.


For more information, go to Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Coconino National Forest or Kaibab National Forest.


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