Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Hunters Harvest More Than 2,000 Fall Turkeys

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Hunters Harvest More Than 2,000 Fall Turkeys

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Preliminary numbers show fall turkey hunters checked in 2,066 turkeys this fall, according to Chris Ryan, supervisor of Game Management Services for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. This was the first time in recent history that all 55 counties were open to a fall season.

The fall turkey harvest was up 82 percent from 2015.

The top 10 counties were

" Nicholas (140)

" Randolph (116)

" Preston (105)

" Upshur (92)

" Webster (91)

" Wood (84)

" Greenbrier (74)

" Mason (64)

" Wyoming (62)

" Monroe (61).

The 14 "traditional fall hunting counties accounted for 37 percent of the total fall turkey harvest.

All six DNR districts had higher harvests compared to 2015. District 3 led the state with a harvest of 564 birds, followed by District 1 (412), District 4 (368), District 6 (275), District 5 (238) and District 2 (209). …

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