FIRST WEEK OF OHIO’S SPRING WILD TURKEY SEASON -STATS-

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    <P> <TABLE borderColor=#ffffff cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width=600 align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=center bgColor=white> <DIV align=right>News Release<BR>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<BR></DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=center bgColor=white><!-- #BeginEditable "NewsReleaseFORIM" --> <DIV align=right> <P align=right>April 26, 2005</P> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 align=right bgColor=black border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD bgColor=black> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 align=center bgColor=black border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD class=smallchart align=middle bgColor=white colSpan=3><B>PRELIMINARY RESULTS<BR></B><B>FIRST WEEK<BR></B><B>TURKEY SEASON </B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart align=left bgColor=white><B>COUNTY</B></TD> <TD class=smallchart align=middle bgColor=white><B>2005</B></TD> <TD class=smallchart align=middle bgColor=white><B>2004</B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Adams</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>158</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>189 </TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Allen</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>1</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>0</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Ashland</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>144</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>158</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Ashtabula</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>259</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>319</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Athens</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>282</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>268</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Auglaize</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>7</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>10</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Belmont</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>246</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>237</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Brown</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>183</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>217</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Butler</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>37</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>27</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Carroll</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>145</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>214</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Champaign</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>20</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>31</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Clark</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>15</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>8</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Clermont</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>243</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>236</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Clinton</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>16</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>18</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Columbiana</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>182</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>232</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Coshocton</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>326</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>329</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Crawford</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>16</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>20</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Cuyahoga</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>1</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>0</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Darke</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>16</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>10</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Defiance</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>65</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>37</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Delaware</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>19</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>37</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Erie</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>6</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>21</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Fairfield</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>90</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>76</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Fayette</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>14</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>20</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Franklin</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>1</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>5</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Fulton</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>12</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>21</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Gallia</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>190</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>214</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Geauga</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>121</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>167</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Greene</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>13</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>11</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Guernsey</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>291</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>262</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Hamilton</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>42</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>33</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Hancock</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>3</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>2</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Hardin</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>13</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>13</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Harrison</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>309</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>289</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Henry</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>4</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>9</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Highland</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>184</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>100</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Hocking</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>174</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>159</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Holmes</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>151</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>148</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Huron</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>68</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>89</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Jackson</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>274</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>254</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Jefferson</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>235</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>276</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Knox</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>213</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>181</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Lake</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>67</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>99</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Lawrence</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>140</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>126</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Licking</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>207</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>204</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Logan</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>59</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>51</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Lorain</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>42</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>51</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Lucas</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>10</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>18</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Madison</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>3</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>1</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Mahoning</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>101</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>109</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Marion</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>5</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>23</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Medina</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>51</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>55</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Meigs</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>309</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>239</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Mercer</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>2</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>12</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Miami</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>4</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>4</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Monroe</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>242</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>248</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Montgomery</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>2</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>5</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Morgan</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>165</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>155</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Morrow</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>98</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>120</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Muskingum</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>199</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>204</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Noble</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>196</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>192</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Ottawa</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>5</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>5</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Paulding</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>27</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>33</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Perry</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>182</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>155</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Pickaway</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>30</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>28</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Pike</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>121</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>134</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Portage</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>48</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>40</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Preble</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>42</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>18</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Putnam</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>13</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>13</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Richland</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>131</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>199</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Ross</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>187</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>187</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Sandusky</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>12</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>6</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Scioto</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>175</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>159</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Seneca</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>57</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>48</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Shelby</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>6</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>13</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Stark</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>125</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>144</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Summit</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>25</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>21</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Trumbull</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>175</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>197</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Tuscarawas</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>269</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>206</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Union</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>10</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>6</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Van Wert</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>4</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>3</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Vinton</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>76</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>114</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Warren</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>36</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>37</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Washington</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>284</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>210</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Wayne</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>50</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>60</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Williams </TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>76</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>73</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Wood</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>4</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>1</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white>Wyandot</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>18</TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white>25</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=smallchart bgColor=white><B>Total</B></TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white><B>8,883</B></TD> <TD class=smallchart align=right bgColor=white><B>8,998</B></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <P align=center><B>FIRST WEEK OF OHIO’S SPRING WILD TURKEY SEASON<BR>GOING WELL, DESPITE WINTRY WEEKEND WEATHER<BR></B><I>Coshocton County leads the state in number of birds harvested </I></P></DIV> <DIV align=left>COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio hunters killed 8,883 wild turkeys in the first seven days of the spring hunting season, despite less-than-perfect weather conditions last weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. <P>Last year’s total for the first week was 8,998 birds harvested. Top ten counties in the 2005 spring harvest thus far are: Coshocton - 326; Meigs and Harrison - 309 each; Guernsey - 291; Washington - 284; Athens - 282; Jackson - 274; Tuscarawas - 269; Ashtabula - 259; and Clermont - 242.</P> <P>“The youth-only season and opening day got this year’s spring turkey season off to a good start,†said Dave Swanson, forest research biologist<BR>with the Division of Wildlife. “Hunters still have three more weeks of the season to go and should find more birds in the field than last year.â€</P> <P>Hunters age 17 and younger killed 1,612 birds during a special youth-only season held the weekend of April 16-17. Last year’s number was 1,520.Opening day figures for 2005, which are included in the seven-day total, were also up from last year.</P> <P>Spring wild turkey hunters may hunt in all 88 counties (except Lake La Su An Wildlife Area in Williams County). The season remains open through May 15 and hunting can take place one-half hour before sunrise until noon daily. Hunters may take two bearded turkeys per spring season. Shotguns using shot, crossbows, and longbows are legal during this season. A spring turkey permit is required along with an Ohio hunting license.</P></DIV> <DIV align=right> <P><B></B></P></DIV><!-- #EndEditable --></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=center align=middle bgColor=white> <P>-30-</P> <P>For additional news online, check out the <A onfocus=if(this.blur)this.blur(); href="http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/communications/" target=_blank>ODNR Press Room</A>at Ohiodnr.com</P></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=center align=right bgColor=white><!-- #BeginEditable "ForFurtherInform" --> <P>For Further Information Contact:<BR></P> <DIV align=right> <P align=right>Dave Swanson, ODNR Division of Wildlife</P> <P align=right>(740) 664-2745</P> <P align=right>-or-</P> <P align=right>Jane Beathard, ODNR Media Relations</P> <P align=right>(614) 265-6880</P></DIV><!-- #EndEditable --></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></P>