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Wild turkey studies underway

​Two ongoing research projects should provide insight into why Kentucky's turkey harvest has slipped since its record peak in 2010.

Hunters reported the harvest of 26,836 turkeys during the state's spring 2022 seasons. While that level is comparable to the heyday of the turkey population boom in the early 2000s, it falls well short of Kentucky's record harvest of more than 36,000 turkeys during the spring season 12 years ago, and the past 10-year average of 30,822 harvested.

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