Spring Turkey Season Heading Down Home Stretch For 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

The 2017 spring hunting season for turkeys is heading down the home stretch with the harvest number already surpassing the 30,000 mark for the 15th straight year.

Heading into the final two weekends of the spring season, hunters have harvested a total of 30,289 turkeys. That is in comparison to 28,358 at the same time in 2016.

The male harvest this spring so far is 30,090 while the female harvest is 199. Close to 26,000 are classified in the adult category.

Maury County leads the way among the counties with a harvest of 753, slightly ahead of Dickson County’s 747. Greene County is third with 731, followed by Montgomery 677, Sumner 630, Henry 602, Hardeman 566, Hardin 558, Stewart 556, and Wilson 555 to round out the top 10.

The 2017 spring turkey closes at sunset on Sunday, May 14. Hunting hours for turkeys are 30 minutes before legal sunrise until legal sunset.

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