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Nearly 18,000 turkeys hunted during spring season

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Posted at 6:42 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 18:42:25-04

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, Ohio — Even with a pandemic ongoing, hunters in Ohio still had a successful turkey hunting season.

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 17,891 turkeys were checked. In 2019, hunters harvested 19,168 wild turkeys during the same time.

“Hunting wild turkeys is one of the most cherished and challenging activities for outdoor recreation in Ohio,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “Our wild turkey population remains strong thanks to the generous support of hunters and many others who contribute to conservation in the Buckeye State.”

The top 10 counties for wild turkey harvest during the 2020 spring hunting season include: Belmont (533), Monroe (532), Tuscarawas (528), Guernsey (508), Meigs (503), Muskingum (499), Washington (484), Harrison (458), Coshocton (450) and Ashtabula (449).