Spring Gobbler Approaching Fast
Soon the woods will be filled with turkey hunters. April 30 marks the beginning for most; there is a special youth day April 23, but I am little too old to qualify.
The PGC just released a detailed statement about this season and it’s forecast.
Here are some statistics:
The statewide final 2004 fall turkey harvest was about 25,868 birds (27,400 in 2003); the spring 2004 harvest was 41,017 (43,900 in 2003). The 10-year spring harvest average is 43,286; the 10-year fall harvest average is 32,560.
The largest harvests in the 2004 spring gobbler season occurred in WMU 2D, where hunters took 4,004 turkeys; WMU 1B, 2,959; and WMU 4C, 2,629. The largest fall harvests occurred in WMU 2D, where hunters took 2,246 turkeys; WMU 2G, 1,933; and WMU 2C, 1,767.
I can’t wait to talk turkey.