Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p\ge 0$. Let $C$ be a smooth projective curve over $k$. Is it possible to find a map $C \to \mathbb{P}^1$ that is tamely ramified at every point of $C$, *i.e.* such that the ramification index at every point of $C$ is prime to $p$?

A result of Fulton says that, if $k$ is (algebraically closed) of characteristic $p\ne 2$, then it is possible to find a morphism $C \to \mathbb{P}^1$ that is a simple cover: only double points may appear and at most one in every fiber. (This is theorem 8.1 in "Hurwitz schemes and the irreducibility of moduli of algebraic curves", Ann. of Math. 90, 1969. He says it is classical and dates back to Severi.)

Fulton's result gives a positive answer for fields of characteristic $p\ne 2$. But what about characteristic 2? Does the result still hold? I would already be interested in answers in particular cases (elliptic curves for instance).

EDIT: I added the hypothesis that the field is algebraically closed in order to focus on what I am really interested in. Still, I would also appreciate comments on how relevant this hypothesis is.

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