Mississippi turkey hunters still have time remaining in the 2012 spring season, which closes on May 1, 2012. Hunters throughout most regions of the Magnolia State are reporting great success during the 2012 turkey season. A good statewide hatch in 2010 resulted in an increase in the great number of 2-year old gobblers hunters have encountered this spring. "Two-year old gobblers are usually the most vocal and tend to be more susceptible to harvest" says MDWFP Wild Turkey Program Leader Adam Butler. In addition to increased number of birds, generally favorable weather conditions have also helped make the 2012 season one to remember.
The MDWFP offers turkey hunting opportunities on more than 40 Wildlife Management Areas throughout the state, and many of these areas have recorded high harvest so far this spring. "We encourage all hunters to come out and take advantage of the late season turkey hunting opportunities on our Wildlife Management Areas" noted Butler.