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Turkey numbers recorded; season continues

Turkey numbers recorded; season continues

Posted: Friday, May 7, 2010 9:45 am
By: NASHVILLE

Turkey numbers recorded; season continues | Turkey numbers recorded; season continues
NASHVILLE — The 2010 spring turkey harvest has already surpassed the total number for the 2009 season, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports. The 2010 statewide spring turkey season continues through May 16.
Heading into the first of the two final weekends of the statewide season, 33,764 birds have been harvested.
The 2009 spring season total was 32,081.
Maury County has the top county harvest thus far with 919. Montgomery has the second highest county total with 862 followed by Greene (794), Henry (791), Dickson (775), Sumner (767), Giles (719), Hawkins (690), Rutherford (680), Marshall (648), Hardeman (611), Robertson (609), and Cheatham (603).
Locally, Obion County had 318 turkeys harvested, while neighboring Weakley County has 518. Other area counties include Gibson (295) and Dyer (51).
Lake County has the state’s lowest harvest total with 45.
Tennessee sportsmen are on track to pass the highest mark since 2007 when the total harvest was 34,256. The record harvest was the previous season in 2006 when more than 38,000 birds were harvested.
All Tennessee counties are open to wild turkey hunting including Wildlife Management Areas and refuges unless specifically listed.
For specifics on 2010 spring turkey hunting, sportsmen should check the 2009 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide which is available at any TWRA Regional Office, license agent or online at www.tnwildlife.org.
Published in The Messenger 5.7.10

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