Wisconsin fall turkey hunters harvested 6,933 wild turkeys in season 2012. This is an increase of 1,500 wild turkeys from 2011 fall total of 5,433 turkeys.
Due to a mild 2011 winter and a drier warmer 2012 spring, turkey nesting success was indeed excellent leading to a 28% increase in the fall harvest. In the final weeks of the 2012 season many hunters reported large flocks of jakes which should indicate an excellent 2013 spring wild turkey season.
The total 2012 harvest summary break down is:
3,896 female turkeys which includes 2,399 hens and 1,496 jennys
3,037 male turkeys which includes 1,913 gobblers and 1,124 jakes.
Here is a chart of Wisconin’s 2012 fall wild turkey harvest numbers by management zone, age and sex.
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