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Turkey Hunting Unit 39

When if ever is there going to be a Fall Turkey Hunt?

Answer

We used to have fall turkey season in Unit 39 from late 1990’s until 2006.  Our spring harvest began declining in about 2003, as did our fall harvest in many of the units.  We eliminated fall hunting season in fall 2006 to reduce the take of female turkeys, in hopes of increasing the populations.  To this date, the turkey numbers have not rebounded enough to warrant a fall season.  Additionally, this year we eliminated the general fall hunt in the rest of the region and have gone to a controlled fall hunt in only a few of the units.  We are hoping that the turkey populations will rebound enough to begin offering more fall hunting opportunity at a later date.