The preliminary figures are in and it looks like WV turkey hunters harvested 9,485 bearded turkeys statewide during this past spring season. The top five counties were Mason with 422 birds, Preston with 378, Harrison with 310, Upshur with 296 and Wood with 273. The harvest is about 4% less this year compared to last year and can contributed to rainy weather conditions. The wet weather reduced hunters going into the field and gobbling activity. As always there is a silver lining to “dampened” harvest results. The state’s wildlife biologists expect birds to carryover through the fall and winter for the 2010 spring turkey season.
Posted by notgravy on February 17, 2015