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State's spring turkey season to begin next week

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Almost a quarter million turkey hunters are about to hit the woods in Wisconsin. The first of six week-long hunting periods begins next Wednesday.

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Almost 43,000 turkeys were killed last year, six-percent more than in 2011. The DNR expects an even bigger harvest this year, thanks to the third-highest brood observations since 1987. Experts say the rapid turkey growth was due mainly to last year's warm spring and early summer.

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