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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 21, 2014 
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Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Season Harvest Totals 13,513 Birds 
 
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary statewide total of 13,513 wild turkeys during the 2014 Spring Turkey Season, including the youth seasons.  The 2014 total compares with the statewide turkey harvest of 14,133 in 2013.  The statewide preliminary total includes Youth Turkey Season harvest of 718 birds, compared with youth season harvest of 917 turkeys in 2013.

Spring turkey hunting was open in 100 of Illinois’ 102 counties.  The 2014 seasons were April 7-May 8 in the South Zone and April 14-May 15 in the North Zone.  The Youth Spring Turkey Season was March 29-30 in the South Zone and April 5-6 in the North Zone.

Turkey hunters this spring took a preliminary total of 6,183 wild turkeys during all season segments in the South Zone, a decrease from the harvest of 6,494 last year in the south.  The North Zone preliminary harvest total of 7,330 wild turkeys compared with the 2013 total of 7,639 in the north.

The top counties for spring wild turkey harvest in the South Zone in 2014 were Jefferson (399), Pope (352), Randolph (326), Jackson (322), and Union (301).  The top five North Zone counties for spring turkey harvest this year were Jo Daviess (594), Fulton (364), Adams (300), Pike (298), and Macoupin (259).

The table below includes the preliminary 2014 county-by-county spring turkey harvest results with comparable totals for 2013.

 

Preliminary Illinois Spring Turkey Harvest Table



County 2013 2014
Adams 290 300
Alexander 115 134
Bond 158 143
Boone 69 57
Brown 205 201
Bureau 121 135
Calhoun 264 196
Carroll 229 228
Cass 215 187
Champaign 19 15
Christian 50 46
Clark 146 125
Clay 237 197
Clinton 80 81
Coles 36 29
Crawford 152 132
Cumberland 53 42
DeKalb 13 16
DeWitt 41 41
Douglas 13 4
Edgar 84 80
Edwards 104 112
Effingham 109 84
Fayette 246 203
Ford 14 13
Franklin 188 169
Fulton 328 364
Gallatin 106 116
Greene 175 149
Grundy 42 36
Hamilton 220 228
Hancock 185 243
Hardin 162 138
Henderson 127 135
Henry 75 75
Iroquois 56 51
Jackson 301 322
Jasper 93 76
Jefferson 411 399
Jersey 201 142
JoDaviess 552 594
Johnson 249 243
Kane 3 0
Kankakee 34 33
Kendall 10 16
Knox 207 208
Lake 1 0
LaSalle 101 106
Lawrence 117 109
Lee 87 62
Livingston 19 17
Logan 26 27
Macon 26 20
Macoupin 293 259
Madison 233 226
Marion 344 298
Marshall 58 53
Mason 164 124
Massac 97 81
McDonough 91 91
McHenry 44 65
McLean 66 53
Menard 97 66
Mercer 177 188
Monroe 166 150
Montgomery 159 189
Morgan 144 138
Moultrie 28 21
Ogle 167 150
Peoria 130 128
Perry 243 215
Piatt 8 6
Pike 396 298
Pope 360 352
Pulaski 111 121
Putnam 38 35
Randolph 333 326
Richland 121 108
Rock Island 176 173
Saline 129 122
Sangamon 85 85
Schuyler 179 190
Scott 67 59
Shelby 83 81
St. Clair 120 89
Stark 8 2
Stephenson 169 203
Tazewell 60 66
Union 294 301
Vermilion 122 115
Wabash 41 46
Warren 56 70
Washington 133 142
Wayne 333 299
White 136 135
Whiteside 167 172
Will 61 36
Williamson 252 286
Winnebago 155 143
Woodford 74 78
Statewide 14133 13513
 
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