Tuesday, May 30th, 2023
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Iowa spring turkey hunters far exceed last year’s harvest totals as 2023 closes

Hunters in Iowa purchased nearly 54,500 spring turkey tags, an increase of 2,000 licenses from 2022. (Photo by Bob "Greenie" Grewell) 
Despite a rainy cold closing weekend across much of state, Iowa’s wild turkey hunters reported a harvest of more than 14,800 birds through the mandatory registration system, an increase of nearly 3,000 versus the 2022 harvest. Iowa’s spring turkey seasons began April 7 with the youth season and ended on May 14. Hunters purchased nearly 54,500 spring turkey tags, an increase of 2,000 licenses from 2022. 
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