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Spring turkey harvest increases 21%

Spring turkey harvest increases 21%

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

During the 2020 spring season, hunters harvested 14,492 wild turkeys in 90 of 92 Indiana counties. This spring’s harvest is a 21% increase compared to that of the 2019 spring season.

The 2020 spring season also broke the 2010 record high harvest of 13,742 birds. Spring harvests increased in 76 counties with 12 counties exceeding 300 birds, compared to three in 2019. A total of 1,635 birds or 11% of total harvest were taken during the youth-only weekend prior to the regular season.

The estimated number of hunters afield was 74,500 in 2020, or 25% more hunters compared to 2019, with an estimated hunter success of 19%.

A detailed breakdown of spring harvest data, including previous seasons, is available on the wild turkey spring harvest data website.

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