Ohio Fall Turkey Season in Full Swing

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Hunters harvested 295 wild turkeys during the first five days of Ohio's fall wild turkey hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. The season opened on October 9 and will run through November 28.

Last year, hunters killed 438 birds in the same time period. The top 10 counties for wild turkeys killed to date are: Ashtabula-24; Coshocton-20; Muskingum-13; Guernsey-12; Knox, Harrison, and Trumbull-11; Jackson-10; and Clermont, Holmes, and Washington-9.

Wild turkeys can be hunted in 48 counties during the fall season. More than 20,000 hunters pursued wild turkeys in Ohio last fall.

Fall wild turkey hunting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of either sex per hunter for the fall season. A fall turkey permit is required in addition to a current Ohio hunting license. All turkeys killed must be taken to an official turkey check station by 8 p.m. on the day of harvest.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com.