TWRA shares report on spring wild turkey hunting season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has released the total harvest for this year’s spring wild turkey hunting season.

2023 Turkey Harvest Final

The TWRA says the total harvest is 31,802, which they say is a six percent increase from 2022 and a two percent decrease over the past five year average.

By region:

  • West Tennessee — 7,832 turkeys
  • Middle Tennessee — 11,662 turkeys
  • The Upper Cumberland — 6,157 turkeys
  • East Tennessee — 6,150

“The steep drop-off in harvest as the season continued may be attributed to the lower bag limit,” said Roger Shields, TWRA Wild Turkey Program Coordinator. “As hunters reached their 2-bird limit, they had to stop hunting. In the past, they may have continued hunting and harvested additional birds.”

You can read the full report from the TWRA here.

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