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Spring turkey harvest breaks previous total

Spring turkey harvest breaks previous total

Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:03 pm
By: NASHVILLE

Spring turkey harvest breaks previous total | Spring turkey harvest breaks previous total
NASHVILLE — Tennessee turkey hunters have shattered the record for the spring harvest as the 2010 season has come to a close. The previous record for the spring season was 35,877 and this year’s mark is 36,781 and that number is expected to increase as reports continue to trickle in to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.,
The spring turkey statewide season came to a close on May 16. The harvest totals represent an increase of more than 4,700 turkeys from the 2009 totals of just over 32,000.
Locally, Obion County had 347 turkeys harvested this spring, an increase of 32 birds from 2009. Neighboring counties harvest included Weakley with 561, Gibson 334, Dyer 278, and Lake 62, the lowest total of any of the state’s counties.
Maury County and Montgomery County, which had entered the home stretch of the season as the statewide leaders, kept their momentum to finish first and second. Maury County had 1,022 birds harvested with Montgomery having 958.
Henry County was third with 886, followed by Greene (877), Dickson (845), Sumner (820), Giles (787), Rutherford (774), Hawkins (729), and Marshall rounded out the top 10 (699).
The 2010-11 hunting seasons will be approved by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission at its May meeting to be held in Nashville.
Published in The Messenger 5.26.10

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