Add Event to Calendar. Hunters also surpassed the mark in Wayne and Adair counties. Hunters took birds in Crittenden County and another were tagged in Graves County. Harvest in the DBNF for should be in the bird range, and, obviously, pressure is much more balanced than on smaller lands. If there is a good bump in production one year, hunters typically reap big rewards a couple seasons later when those birds hit the 2-year-old stage. Fish and Wildlife Department Public Lands Biologist Chris Grasch points to one area associated with a major reservoir in his region, and two or three spots that all or a portion of which is found in the same county. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our use of such cookies. It’s remained in that vicinity for an extended time.

Is a rise in harvest due to more turkeys or more hunter effort? For more information, please click here. The year average harvest in the region is 7, birds, which is second best in the state. Currently in Season Location: The top choices rounded out with Graves and Christian in the Purchase. It receives a fair amount of hunting pressure, but it is well suited for wild turkeys, and seems to have a sustained population where 53 hunters there came away winners in

Next season it means a lot of 2-year-old birds available, which should translate to an excellent bump in success. Regionwide inthe 31 counties in the Bluegrass Region showed the highest 20166 increase in turkey harvest, 6.

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This uptick of seeing birds in closer proximity to houses and neighborhoods raises an interesting question about how adaptable turkeys are to the changing landscape. Kdfwe provided a lot of two-year-old gobblers last spring and explains a third straight year of increased harvest.

There just are not a lot of trees in the region as much of the land has been cleared for agriculture. No more than one 1 bird may be taken per day. turkry

The Green River Region consistently records some of the highest hunter success rates in the state. Over the winter turkeys are segregated by sex, and have a home range of one to two miles. He knows which direction he wants to go, but he needs confirmation the tom is still there. When looking at the number of birds taken per square mile, Kentucky always ranks No.

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Hunting Currently in Season. Fish and Wildlife Department Public Lands Biologist Chris Grasch points to one area associated with a major reservoir in his region, and two or three spots that all or a portion of which is found in the same county. Elsewhere, Breckinridge and Hardin counties also got high marks for hunter success, with between — birds taken in each.

The biologist explained seasson is really no cause for concern from a dip in numbers from one year to the next.

Hunting not allowed during daylight hours during modern gun deer season. That year the insects helped feed new poults seasson there was a huge jump in poult survival. Print Coyotes may be hunted year-round with no bag limit.

This information will provide a relative index of the man-days per turkey harvested, or turkeys harvested per 1, hours afield.

Kentucky Turkey Forecast for – Game & Fish

The majority are open for spring turkey hunting. Other items of note: Rounding out the top 10 counties were: In late March turkey flocks begin to break up, as dominant gobblers collect a harem of hens, and hens begin to look for places to nest. First, it means a lot of jakes on the ground this year for hunters only looking to tag a legal bird. Mar 1 – Feb kdfwe Add Event to Calendar. Single projectiles slugs are prohibited at night.

2018 Kentucky Turkey Hunting Outlook

Anyone may call turkeys, or assist in the hunt. There has been a lot of habitat work done at LBL for turkeys and it has started to pay dividends over the past 2 to 3 years.

Hunters also surpassed the mark in Wayne and Adair counties. Over the winter turkeys are segregated by sex and have a home range of one to two miles. Through hundreds of observation reports from across the state, a poult per hen ratio is calculated which reflects the reproductive success of the flock.

The weather forecast for April in Central Kentucky is near normal to slightly below normal daytime temperatures, with above normal nighttime temperatures, and much less rainfall than in recent weeks. Nonetheless, the current population is in excellent condition and the season forecast is excellent statewide. Home Who We Are. Only shotguns may be used to hunt coyotes after daylight hours.

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Currently in Season Location: It receives a fair amount of hunting pressure, but it is well suited for wild turkeys, and seems to have a sustained population where 53 hunters there came away winners in It is one of the most heavily farmed areas of the state, with thousands of acres of row crop fields. Before the sound has even faded, a booming gobble echoes from somewhere ahead.

Kentucky Turkey Hunting Outlook – Game & Fish

Conservation Order Season Dates: The lower harvest numbers are not because of a lack of turkeys, but rather because the land is harder to hunt and hunting pressure is less. Turkeys taken by youth hunters during the youth-only season count toward the spring turkey bag limit. Hottest counties in the Bluegrass are Owen and Pendleton, with Pike and Lewis at the top of thrkey northeast region, and Pulaski and Wayne to the southeast.

Hunters harvested a total of 3, turkeys there last spring, which fell a little below the year average of 3, birds. In the far west Purchase Region, there are 19 state wildlife management areas, either state-owned or federally controlled, on which the KDFWR keeps harvest records. Hunters tagged 80 turkeys there last spring. Pendleton County, where turkeys were reported taken, led the state with 1.

Rarely does another WMA, out of the 21 or so in this section of the state, out produce 2061 for turkey harvest. Coyotes esason be hunted year-round with no bag limit.

The key, according to Grasch, is learning to wait wary seawon out, and pick locations pressured birds are more likely to show themselves. Dec 29 – Jan 4 Add Event to Calendar.