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Tennessee Spring Turkey Harvest Again Passes 30,000 Mark

NASHVILLE — Tennessee turkey hunters passed the 30,000 harvest mark for the 13th straight year during the spring season which concluded May 17 across the state.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports that the 2015 harvest stands at 31,429. Numbers continue to trickle into the Agency. The harvest currently stands a little less than the 2014 harvest of 32,495 and 2013’s 32,489.

Maury County was again the top county with a harvest of 1,040. Greene County was again second with 786. Montgomery and Dickson County flipped positions for third and fourth with Montgomery having a harvest of 695 and Dickson at 693.

Rounding out the top 15 counties were Wilson 645, Sumner 637, Hickman 592, Hardin 561, Giles 554, Bedford 527, Robertson 524, Cheatham 523, Rutherford 522, Stewart 516, and Hawkins 510.

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission set the 2015-16 state hunting seasons at its May meeting. The 2016 spring turkey season opens April 2.