Monday, January 30th, 2023
Monday, January 30th, 2023

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Youth turkey hunters kick off season by boosting their harvest

The state's Youth Turkey Hunt set a positive tone for the regular spring season, as the young hunters improved their harvest compared to the 2014 season. Overall, the youth season produced a harvest of 901 turkeys, up from the 787 taken last year.  Youth season dates were March 28-29 in the south zone, and April 4-5 in the north zone.

According to DNR, 57 counties recorded increased harvest.

Fulton County and Pike County tied for the top harvest with 30 turkeys each. Macoupin County recorded 29 turkey kills.

Stay tuned for harvest numbers from the first week of the regular turkey season, which opened in the south zone on Monday.

And remember, send us your turkey photos.

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