ODNR logoCOLUMBUS, OH – Hunters harvested 1,238 wild turkeys, with 23 from Meigs County, during Ohio’s 2014 fall wild turkey season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Ohio’s 2014 fall wild turkey hunting season was open in specific counties Oct. 13-Nov. 30.

This year’s total is a 19 percent increase from 2013, when hunters harvested 1,037 wild turkeys.

The top 10 counties for fall wild turkey harvest were: Ashtabula (54), Coshocton and Guernsey (45 each), Geauga and Jefferson (36 each), Holmes and Knox (35 each), Tuscarawas (34), Trumbull (32) and Williams (31).

Hunters could pursue a wild turkey of either sex in 56 counties.

Editor’s Note: A list of all wild turkeys checked during the 2014 fall hunting season is shown below. The first number following the county’s name shows the harvest numbers for 2014, and the 2013 numbers are in parentheses.

Adams: 23 (23); Ashland: 14 (18); Ashtabula: 54 (41); Athens: 21 (12); Belmont: 23 (14); Brown: 16 (22); Butler: 11 (10); Carroll: 24 (18); Clermont: 29 (33); Columbiana: 29 (52); Coshocton: 45 (31); Cuyahoga: 8 (1); Defiance: 20 (19); Delaware: 17 (6); Fairfield: 8 (8); Franklin: 3 (2); Gallia: 30 (16); Geauga: 36 (24); Guernsey: 45 (28); Hamilton: 7 (18); Harrison: 22 (33); Highland: 27 (24); Hocking: 18 (13); Holmes: 35 (29); Huron: 7 (11); Jackson: 25 (15); Jefferson: 36 (21); Knox: 35 (44); Lake: 15 (7); Lawrence: 23 (14); Licking: 30 (22); Lorain: 18 (20); Mahoning: 27 (21); Medina: 7 (13); Meigs: 23 (14); Monroe: 15 (19); Morgan: 19 (9); Morrow: 12 (9); Muskingum: 26 (14); Noble: 26 (20); Perry: 26 (12); Pike: 17 (18); Portage: 19 (20); Richland: 21 (25); Ross: 22 (21); Scioto: 20 (8); Seneca: 12 (7); Stark: 21 (23); Summit: 17 (11); Trumbull: 32 (28); Tuscarawas: 34 (28); Vinton: 21 (6); Warren: 9 (12); Washington: 14 (17); Wayne: 12 (9); Williams: 31 (24). Total: 1,238 (1,037).