Nashville, TN – More than 1,200 turkeys were harvested during the two segments (December 6th-10th, December 11th-17th) of fall turkey hunting in Tennessee this year.
Fall turkey hunting was open in 63 counties. The harvest total of 1,227 is 311 less than 2009’s total of 1,538.
Maury County again was the top harvest county for the fall season with 82 turkeys. Rounding out the top 10 were Rutherford County 68, Sumner County 65, Bedford County 54, Greene County 50 Smith County 46, Marshall County 53, Lincoln County and Montgomery County 42, and Giles County 37.
Applications for the 2011 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts are currently being accepted until January 26th, 2011. Interested hunters may apply at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at the TWRA website.
For more information about Tennessee’s turkey hunting seasons, refer to the Hunting and Trapping Guide available at all license agents or on the TWRA website. Harvest information is also updated on the For Hunters section of the website.
The statewide 2011 spring turkey season is April 2nd-May 15th. The Young Sportsman Hunt will be held the weekend of March 26th-27th.