(a) Except as provided by commission rule, no person may possess a wild turkey at
any time after the turkey is killed and before it has been finally processed at a
final destination unless there is attached to the turkey a properly executed turkey
tag from a hunting license provided by the department and issued to the person who
killed the turkey.
(b) A turkey tag is properly executed only when the month and the date of the kill
are cut out and the tag is filled out to show the place the turkey to which the tag
is attached was killed and to show other information required on the tag.
(c) A wildlife resource document completed by the person who killed the turkey must
accompany a part of the turkey if at any time before the turkey reaches a final destination
the part of the turkey no longer accompanies the tagged turkey and is possessed by
the person who killed the turkey or is given to, left with, or possessed by another
person, including a taxidermist.
(d) This section does not prohibit a person before delivering a wild turkey to a final
destination from preparing part of the turkey immediately before cooking and consuming
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