Ohio hunters check more than 21,000 wild turkeys during spring season

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio hunters checked a total of 21,015 wild turkeys during the combined 2017 spring wild turkey south zone hunting season, northeast zone hunting season, and the youth wild turkey hunting season, April 22-May 28, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). In 2016, hunters checked a total of 17,793 wild turkeys.

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.

Ohio’s 2017 spring wild turkey season was open from Monday, April 24 to Sunday, May 21 in the south zone and from Monday, May 1 to Sunday, May 28 in the northeast zone. The youth season was April 22-23. Hunters can view the 2017 spring turkey season zone map and harvest regulations at wildohio.gov.

A list of all wild turkeys checked during the 2017 combined spring turkey hunting seasons is shown below. The first number following the county’s name shows the harvest numbers for 2017, and the 2016 numbers are in parentheses. Harvest numbers below are raw data and are subject to change. (* — designates a northeast zone county, which was open to wild turkey hunting through Sunday, May 28.)

  • Adams: 503 (432)
  • Allen: 91 (89)
  • Ashland: 275 (202)
  • Ashtabula*: 648 (569)
  • Athens: 409 (363)
  • Auglaize: 60 (50)
  • Belmont: 532 (491)
  • Brown: 425 (347)
  • Butler: 189 (166)
  • Carroll: 448 (322)
  • Champaign: 89 (95)
  • Clark: 17 (15)
  • Clermont: 418 (396)
  • Clinton: 45 (40)
  • Columbiana: 332 (361)
  • Coshocton: 649 (418)
  • Crawford: 75 (74)
  • Cuyahoga*: 10 (12)
  • Darke: 45 (40)
  • Defiance: 291 (324)
  • Delaware: 102 (111)
  • Erie: 57 (55)
  • Fairfield: 130 (102)
  • Fayette: 15 (26)
  • Franklin: 23 (21)
  • Fulton: 140 (120)
  • Gallia: 472 (418)
  • Geauga*: 247 (264)
  • Greene: 24 (16)
  • Guernsey: 564 (428)
  • Hamilton: 107 (117)
  • Hancock: 52 (53)
  • Hardin: 86 (87)
  • Harrison: 550 (425)
  • Henry: 58 (72)
  • Highland: 456 (387)
  • Hocking: 379 (309)
  • Holmes: 376 (217)
  • Huron: 170 (113)
  • Jackson: 447 (347)
  • Jefferson: 402 (410)
  • Knox: 436 (285)
  • Lake*: 87 (54)
  • Lawrence: 293 (274)
  • Licking: 418 (281)
  • Logan: 137 (141)
  • Lorain: 165 (141)
  • Lucas: 67 (60)
  • Madison: 6 (13)
  • Mahoning: 231 (228)
  • Marion: 37 (35)
  • Medina: 172 (138)
  • Meigs: 533 (419)
  • Mercer: 20 (21)
  • Miami: 24 (20)
  • Monroe: 592 (508)
  • Montgomery: 19 (18)
  • Morgan: 426 (308)
  • Morrow: 181 (174)
  • Muskingum: 612 (462)
  • Noble: 482 (349)
  • Ottawa: 1 (3)
  • Paulding: 113 (126)
  • Perry: 390 (260)
  • Pickaway: 19 (26)
  • Pike: 300 (278)
  • Portage: 289 (205)
  • Preble: 93 (114)
  • Putnam: 66 (87)
  • Richland: 347 (280)
  • Ross: 389 (350)
  • Sandusky: 21 (25)
  • Scioto: 299 (270)
  • Seneca: 179 (141)
  • Shelby: 46 (50)
  • Stark: 338 (281)
  • Summit: 57 (65)
  • Trumbull*: 408 (464)
  • Tuscarawas: 674 (429)
  • Union: 59 (48)
  • Van Wert: 22 (27)
  • Vinton: 360 (306)
  • Warren: 95 (101)
  • Washington: 544 (466)
  • Wayne: 145 (106)
  • Williams: 283 (313)
  • Wood: 24 (36)
  • Wyandot: 108 (103)

Total: 21,015 (17,793)

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