SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego County is taking aim at wild turkeys by authorizing an annual hunt at a county park.
The North County Times says the turkey shoot was approved Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors despite strong opposition from animal rights advocates.
The county will allow a hunt next year at the 3,800-acre Santa Ysabel East Open Space Preserve near Julian. It will be limited to licensed youth hunters under the age of 18. Ten hunters will be allowed each day, accompanied by adult mentors.
The first county-authorized turkey hunt took place in March. Six children participated.
The San Diego chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation estimates there are more than 20,000 wild turkeys in the county.
Information from: North County Times
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