Good Year so far for Turkeys

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=left><B><FONT face=Arial color=#000000>Had this emailed to me by the Assistant Chief....thought you guys might find it interesting since all the wonderful weather has kept people inside.</FONT></B></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=right><B><FONT face=Arial color=#000000 size=5></FONT></B>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=right><B><FONT face=Arial color=#000000 size=5>News Release</FONT></B></P> <P align=right><B><U><FONT face="Times New Roman">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</FONT></U></B></P> <P align=right><FONT face="Times New Roman">April 26, 2005</FONT></P> <P align=center><B><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=#000000>FIRST WEEK OF OHIO’S SPRING WILD TURKEY SEASON GOING WELL, </FONT></B></P> <P align=center><B><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=#000000>DESPITE WINTRY WEEKEND WEATHER<STRIKE></STRIKE></FONT></B></P> <P align=center><I><FONT face="Times New Roman">Coshocton County leads the state in number of birds harvested</FONT></I></P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT face="Times New Roman">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. </FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Last year’s total for the first week was 8,998 birds harvested.</FONT> <BR><FONT face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 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. </FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “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 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.†</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT face="Times New Roman">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. </FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT face="Times New Roman">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.&nbsp; Shotguns using shot, crossbows, and longbows are legal during this season. A spring turkey permit is required along with an Ohio hunting license.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT face="Times New Roman">For more information on Ohio’s spring wild turkey hunting season visit the ODNR web site at</FONT><B> <FONT face="Times New Roman">ohio</FONT></B><FONT face="Times New Roman">dnr.com.</FONT> <P align=center><FONT face="Times New Roman">-30-</FONT></P> <P align=center><I><FONT face="Times New Roman">EDITORS NOTE: A list of preliminary results from the first week of turkey season follows.</FONT></I></P> <P><BR></P> <P align=right><U><FONT face="Times New Roman">For Further Information Contact:</FONT></U></P> <P align=right><FONT face="Times New Roman">Dave Swanson, ODNR Division of Wildlife</FONT></P> <P align=right><FONT face="Times New Roman">(740) 664-2745</FONT></P> <P align=right><FONT face="Times New Roman">-or-</FONT></P> <P align=right><FONT face="Times New Roman">Jane Beathard, ODNR Media Relations</FONT></P> <P align=right><FONT face="Times New Roman">(614) 265-6880 </FONT></P> <P><BR><BR></P> <P align=center><B><FONT face="Times New Roman">PRELIMINARY RESULTS FIRST WEEK OF TURKEY SEASON </FONT></B></P> <P align=center><B><FONT face="Times New Roman">2005 Totals Followed by (2004) Totals</FONT></B></P> <P><BR></P> <P><FONT face="Times New Roman">Adams - 158, (189 ); Allen - 1, (0); Ashland - 144, (158); Ashtabula - 259, (319); Athens - 282, (268); Auglaize - 7, (10); Belmont - 246, (237); Brown - 183, (217); Butler - 37, (27); Carroll - 145, (214); Champaign - 20, (31); Clark - 15, (8) ; Clermont - 243, (236); Clinton - 16, (18); Columbiana - 182, (232); Coshocton - 326, (329); Crawford - 16, (20); Cuyahoga - 1, (0); Darke - 16, (10); Defiance - 65, (37); Delaware - 19, (37); Erie - 6, (21) ; Fairfield - 90, (76); Fayette - 14, (20); Franklin - 1, (5); Fulton - 12, (21); Gallia - 190, (214); Geauga - 121, (167); Greene - 13, (11); Guernsey - 291, (262); Hamilton - 42, (33); Hancock - 3, (2); Hardin - 13, (13); Harrison - 309, (289); Henry - 4, (9); Highland - 184, (100); Hocking - 174, (159); Holmes - 151, (148); Huron - 68, (89); Jackson - 274, (254); Jefferson - 235, (276); Knox - 213, (181); Lake - 67, (99); Lawrence - 140, (126); Licking - 207, (204); Logan - 59, (51); Lorain - 42, (51); Lucas - 10, (18); Madison - 3, (1); Mahoning - 101, (109); Marion - 5, (23); Medina - 51, (55); Meigs - 309, (239); Mercer - 2, (12); Miami - 4, (4); Monroe - 242, (248); Montgomery - 2, (5); Morgan - 165, (155); Morrow - 98, (120); Muskingum - 199, (204); Noble - 196, (192); Ottawa - 5, (5); Paulding - 27, (33); Perry - 182, (155); Pickaway - 30, (28); Pike - 121, (134); Portage - 48, (40); Preble - 42, (18); Putnam - 13, (13); Richland - 131, (199); Ross - 187, (187); Sandusky - 12, (6); Scioto - 175, (159); Seneca - 57, (48); Shelby - 6, (13); Stark - 125, (144); Summit - 25, (21); Trumbull - 175, (197); Tuscarawas - 269, (206); Union - 10, (6); Van Wert - 4, (3); Vinton - 76, (114); Warren - 36, (37); Washington - 284, (210); Wayne - 50, (60); Williams -76, (73); Wood - 4, (1); Wyandot - 18, (25).&nbsp;&nbsp; Total -&nbsp;</FONT><B> <FONT face="Times New Roman">8,883 (8,998) </FONT></B></P>