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Unusual reporting of open day results

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No comparisons to last year's opener and the youth hunt. :smiley_confused_vra


Guernsey County leads harvest on opening day
COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio hunters harvested a preliminary total of 2,646 bearded wild turkeys on the first day of the spring turkey-hunting season, which is open statewide through May 15, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.

Top counties for wild turkeys killed on Monday were: Guernsey – 94; Adams – 88; Tuscarawas – 85; Muskingum – 81; Coshocton and Knox – 79; Belmont – 73; Washington – 72; Brown – 71; and Ashtabula – 70.

The Division of Wildlife estimates that more than 70,000 people will hunt turkeys during the four-week season. Legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until noon from April 18 to May 1, 2011. Hunting hours May 2-15 will be a half hour before sunrise to sunset. Ohio's wild turkey population was estimated at 200,000 prior to the start of the spring season.

A special youth-only hunt for hunters age 17 and younger was held statewide on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17. Young hunters killed 1,455 birds statewide. Top reporting counties were: Ashtabula – 49; Brown and Tuscarawas – 47; Highland – 46; Licking – 45; Muskingum – 44; Carroll – 42; Jackson – 40; and Adams and Washington – 38.

Only bearded wild turkeys may be taken during the spring hunting season. A hunter is required to check in their turkey by 11 p.m. on the day of harvest. Hunters with the proper permits may take a limit of two bearded gobblers during the four-week season, but not more than one wild turkey per day.

Hunters must still report their turkey harvest, but they are no longer required to take their turkey to a check station for physical inspection. Instead, hunters have three options to complete the new automated game check:
On the Internet at wildohio.com or ohiogamecheck.com
By telephone at 1-877-TAG-ITOH (1-877-824-4864). This option is only available to those who are required to have a turkey permit to hunt turkeys.
At all license agents. A list of these agents can be found at wildohio.com
Game-check transactions will be available online and by telephone seven days a week and during holidays. License agents’ locations will be available for turkey check-in during normal business hours. Please call the license agent for specific hours of operation. All turkeys must be checked in by 11 p.m. the day of kill.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com.



EDITORS NOTE – Below is a list of preliminary wild turkey harvest results for the 2011 spring season opening day:

Adams – 88; Allen – 7; Ashland – 24; Ashtabula – 70; Athens – 69; Auglaize – 4; Belmont – 73; Brown – 71; Butler – 30; Carroll – 41; Champaign – 14; Clark – 4; Clermont – 54; Clinton – 9; Columbiana – 56; Coshocton – 79; Crawford – 15; Cuyahoga – 1; Darke – 3; Defiance – 19; Delaware – 20; Erie – 8; Fairfield – 21; Fayette – 0; Franklin – 4; Fulton – 9; Gallia – 64; Geauga – 42; Greene – 6; Guernsey – 94; Hamilton – 30; Hancock – 5; Hardin – 8; Harrison – 67; Henry – 4; Highland – 59; Hocking – 44; Holmes – 30; Huron – 31; Jackson – 43; Jefferson – 62; Knox – 79; Lake – 11; Lawrence – 29; Licking – 67; Logan – 24; Lorain – 15; Lucas – 3; Madison – 0; Mahoning – 24; Marion – 4; Medina – 11; Meigs – 69; Mercer – 3; Miami – 5; Monroe – 55; Montgomery – 1; Morgan – 54; Morrow – 31; Muskingum – 81; Noble – 31; Ottawa – 0; Paulding – 7; Perry – 38; Pickaway – 4; Pike – 46; Portage – 29; Preble – 10; Putnam – 3; Richland – 53; Ross – 58; Sandusky – 3; Scioto – 36; Seneca – 22; Shelby – 6; Stark – 27; Summit – 4; Trumbull – 47; Tuscarawas – 85; Union – 7; Van Wert – 3; Vinton – 33; Warren – 17; Washington – 72; Wayne – 15; Williams – 24; Wood – 4; Wyandot – 14. Total – 2,646.
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So I did a little digging and found them.

COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio hunters harvested a preliminary total of 2,874 bearded wild turkeys on the first day of the spring turkey-hunting season, which is open statewide through May 16. Last year's opening day harvest number was 1,712 turkeys, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

Top counties for wild turkeys killed were: Ashtabula-115, Guernsey and Meigs-94, Tuscarawas-93, Gallia-86, Harrison-83, Coshocton-82, Clermont-81, Adams-77, and Jackson-74.

The ODNR Division of Wildlife estimates that more than 70,000 people will hunt turkeys during the four-week season. Legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until noon from April 19 to May 2 2010. New this year, hunting hours May 3-16 will be a half hour before sunrise to sunset. Ohio's wild turkey population was estimated at 200,000 prior to the start of the spring season.

A special youth-only hunt for hunters age 17 and younger was held statewide on Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18. Young hunters killed 2,184 birds statewide. Top reporting counties were: Ashtabula-72, Harrison-70, Washington-68, Clermont and Coshocton-67, Guernsey-63, Trumbull-62, Ashland-57, and Lawrence, Monroe, and Ross-56. Last year, 1,814 birds were taken over the same two-day period.

Only bearded wild turkeys may be taken during the spring hunting season. A hunter is required to take a harvested turkey to an official check station for permanent tagging by 2 p.m. on the day of harvest from April 19 through May 2. From May 3 through May 16 the bird must be checked in any county by 2 p.m. the day following harvest. Hunters with the proper permits may take a limit of two bearded gobblers during the four-week season, but not more than one wild turkey per day.

Turkey hunters are reminded that hunting licenses purchased now are also valid during the 2010 fall hunting season. Spring turkey permits are good for spring season only. Those participating in the fall turkey season will need to buy a fall turkey permit. The 2010-2011 licenses will not be printed on weatherproof paper. Sportsmen and women should protect their licenses and permits from the elements by carrying them in a protective pouch or wallet.

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EDITORS NOTE: Below is a list of opening day wild turkey check station results, 2010 totals followed by (2009 totals):

Adams –77(27); Allen –1 (4); Ashland –56 (35); Ashtabula –115 (85); Athens –71 (31); Auglaize –5 (2); Belmont –58 (38); Brown –62 (26); Butler –24 (4); Carroll –27 (25); Champaign –10(10); Clark –3 (2); Clermont –81(59); Clinton –14 (5); Columbiana –51(41); Coshocton –82 (37); Crawford –9 (8); Cuyahoga -0 (0); Darke –9(5); Defiance –35 (40); Delaware –21 (7); Erie –12 (8); Fairfield –20(12); Fayette –2(2); Franklin -2 (1); Fulton –16 (9); Gallia –86 (34); Geauga –47 (35); Greene –3(3); Guernsey –94 (74); Hamilton -18 (13); Hancock –2 (1); Hardin –11(5); Harrison –83 (58); Henry –3 (6); Highland –57(41); Hocking –64 (23); Holmes –29 (22); Huron –14 (20); Jackson –74 (43); Jefferson –51(19); Knox –51(64); Lake –19 (11); Lawrence –70 (21); Licking –68(37); Logan –32 (17); Lorain –21(18); Lucas –6(9); Madison -0 (0); Mahoning –53(25); Marion -6 (2); Medina –6(8); Meigs –94 (33); Mercer –5 (1); Miami –3 (3); Monroe –67 (29); Montgomery –2(2); Morgan –36(23); Morrow –40 (31); Muskingum –61 (30); Noble –34 (23); Ottawa –0(0); Paulding –17 (5); Perry –46(19); Pickaway –7 (2); Pike –41(20); Portage –18 (18); Preble –12 (9); Putnam –13 (8); Richland –29(27); Ross –73 (27); Sandusky –4 (1); Scioto –55(33); Seneca –17 (14); Shelby –12 (6); Stark –44 (26); Summit –13 (5); Trumbull –49 (38); Tuscarawas –93 (32); Union –2 (3); Van Wert –0 (4); Vinton –24(18); Warren –14 (5); Washington –71(39); Wayne –3 (13); Williams –30(24); Wood –5(2); Wyandot -9 (7) Totals –2,874 (1,712).