Spring hunt gaining popularity on Western Slope
Colorado has long been a mecca for big-game hunters searching for trophy elk, mule deer, black bear, and bighorn sheep, but the pursuit of smaller, feathered species is soaring in popularity.
The number of people hunting turkey has exploded in the state in recent years, and more than 16,000 tags were sold to hunters this spring, in which more than 5,000 birds were harvested. That’s up from around 3,800 during the 2014 fall season, when hunters nabbed close to 1,260 turkeys.
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