Wild Turkey

Turkey hunters in the Illinois Valley had a little more success this year than they had a year ago.

Between April 15th and May 16th, 212 turkeys were taken down in Bureau County compared to 182 a year ago.  In Putnam County, 43 turkeys met their maker this spring compared to just 9 last year.  When it came to La Salle County 115 turkeys were shot down in the past month, down about a dozen from the year before. 

Statewide a little more than 15,000 turkeys were killed during the spring season.  That’s up about 2,000 from last spring.   

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