Stories tagged with: Wild Turkeys

April 13, 2013 - 12:48pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

About 70 people participated in The Gary Finnicum Memorial Wheelin' Sportsmen Spring Turkey Hunt at Blue Rock State Forest early Saturday morning.

"It is designed for handicapped hunters and we were fortunate, we had 20 handicapped hunters that went into the field this morning along with at least two guides per each hunter. The guide is the one that's calling the bird in for them and telling the hunter when to shoot and bringing the harvest back in," said Kathy Hollman, Co-...

April 9, 2011 - 6:26pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

Some lucky hunters are being given the chance to hunt for wile turkeys more than a week in advance.

"I think it's a great deal, because a lot of disabled people don't have the opportunity to do such a thing unless we have these kinds of organizations and we have these kind of men that will come in and volunteer to help," said Don Oldham.

Oldham is one of 21 disabled hunters participating in the Y-Bridge Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation's 5th...

September 28, 2010 - 12:26pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

Around 230,000 wild turkeys are inhabiting Ohio, just in time for the start of the Fall Wild Turkey Hunting season. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it's a better outlook than last year's season, when more than 2,000 wild turkeys were hunted.

Hunters will be allowed to scout these birds a half hour before or after suset starting next Saturday, October 9th. The season will last through November 28th. Each hunter is only allowed to take one-turkey of either sex. You do need...

April 4, 2010 - 3:05pm
5 years 33 weeks ago

There are 200,000 wild turkeys ready for hunters this spring. The official start of the wild turkey hunting season is Monday, April 19th, which will continue through about mid-May.

The wild turkey is known as Ohio's largest game bird.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources wants to remind hunters that it is forbidden to bait these birds, use an electronic device the call them, or hunt them while they are in trees.

Those participating in the hunting season last year took...

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