Hunters checked 19,095 birds during the 2017 wild turkey south zone and northeast zone hunting seasons compared to 16,229 birds in 2016. Youth hunters checked 1,920 birds during the 2017 youth season compared to 1,564 in 2016.
Outings draw 32 hunters who bagged nine gobblers.
Learning a tough lesson in the turkey woods.
This year’s harvest April 22-23 tops numbers from a year ago.
New for the 2017 season, the state has been divided into two zones for spring turkey hunting: a south zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, April 24, and a northeast zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, May 1.
Harvest more turkeys with these simple hunting tips and tactics
Get close, but not too close while scouting for turkeys.
For turkey hunting, the state is proposing adding another 11 counties to the fall season with the season bag limit still entrenched at one bird of either sex.
The latest in turkey loads: Tungsten Super Shot a hand-loader’s dream and a nightmare for longbeards
Spring gobbler hunters always seem to be tweaking something, whether it’s their various call lineup, camo patterns or, especially, shotgun loads to deliver the best pattern possible when the moment of truth arrives.
New counties for longbeards on table; deer seasons topic for Feb. 8 meeting.
Population should be fattened up this year
It’s the perfect hunt on the perfect spring morning. The gobbler responds off the roost, and he’s coming. Your setup is ideal.
Practice a few turkey calls until you’re really good with them
A great time to drive to your hunt
For once, rules and regulation proposals impacting hunting in Ohio far and away overshadow talk about what will impact the state’s deer hunters.
Changing tactics this season
The Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife is chirping that Ohio’s spring wild turkey-hunting season experienced a kill of 17,638 birds.
There are a variety of reasons, Ohio turkey biologist says
Some of the best hunting knowledge I ever gained was from a turkey that I didn’t kill.
Key tactic: Get out and hunt
Sweat matted hair and a soaked hat, the silence of the woods only broken by the buzzing of flies signals the frustrations of the latter part of turkey season for so many
Your turkey-hunting arsenal should include several models