The Transylvania Times -

Wild Turkey Harvest For 2019 Season Second-Highest Ever Recorded


June 24, 2019

Results from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s wild turkey harvest summary show this year’s harvest was the second highest ever recorded, with hunters across the state reporting 18,730 birds harvested, including 1,478 birds taken during the youth-only hunting season.

This season’s harvest was only slightly below the record harvest of 18,919 birds, which was set in 2017. The total harvest statewide this year was 3.5 percent higher than the average harvest during the previous three years.

Turkey harvest in the coastal region was 9.6 percent higher than the average harvest du...

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