Cumberland Times-News


January 19, 2013

Fall turkey hunters bag 1,233 in W.Va.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There was a harvest of 1,233 birds during the West Virginia fall turkey season, according to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

The 2012 harvest was 4 percent higher than the 1,186 birds checked in during the 2011 hunt and 3 percent higher than the five-year average.

Top counties were Greenbrier (139), Nicholas (98), Randolph (91), Monroe (89) and Summers (71).  The traditional fall hunting counties, including Preston County, the Eastern Panhandle and the mountain regions of the state, accounted for 56 percent of the total fall kill, which was almost identical to last year.

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