Spring Turkey Harvest Again Surpasses 30,000 Mark

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tennessee turkey hunters surpassed the 30,000 harvest mark for the 11th straight year during the spring season as report counts continue to come in to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

The harvest numbers come despite inclement weather that hampered sportsmen on several weekends during the statewide season, which began March 30 and recently concluded on May 12. The number stands at 32,489.

Last year’s total was 34,017, the fourth highest on record and just shy of the third highest number of 34,026 set in 2011. The state record of more than 37,000 came in 2010.

“The 2013 season again reflects that our wild turkey population is stable,” said Chris Hunter, TWRA Turkey Program Coordinator. “We expect small fluctuations from year-to-year in a long-term stable turkey population.”

Maury County repeats as the top county for turkey harvest with 1,288 birds, an increase from 1,036 in 2012. Greene County was again second with 883. Rounding out the top 10 counties were Sumner, 788, Montgomery, 723, Wilson, 700, Rutherford, 666, Dickson, 660, Giles, 649, Hickman, 616, and Lincoln, 615.


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