Wild turkey harvest data

Find the number of turkeys harvested in Massachusetts for the last 10 years.

2023 Spring Turkey Harvest
Final spring reported harvest in 2023 was 2965 wild turkeys during the regular season (2128 adult males, 825 juvenile males, 11 bearded hens). This was the 4th highest harvest in the history of spring turkey hunting since 1980 in Massachusetts. Youth hunters harvested 117 turkeys which was the highest all time youth day harvest recorded. 

Massachusetts spring turkey harvest by county

County 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Barnstable 95 110 142 144 127 116 110 90 77 77 76
Berkshire 389 365 345 322 293 299 364 345 308 306 347
Bristol 190 159 188 220 184 213 213 227 177 170 200
Dukes 17 14 9 11 7 4 4 1 2 5  
Essex 135 143 157 196 130 119 144 154 140 119 134
Franklin 454 438 433 423 425 441 482 469 407 370 398
Hampden 160 144 177 192 154 202 228 194 162 176 185
Hampshire 233 225 201 241 207 208 245 226 221 182 226
Middlesex 236 252 253 311 233 240 217 201 171 167 173
Norfolk 72 77 74 102 72 75 96 70 60 61 74
Plymouth 247 221 227 240 229 264 256 217 217 208 235
Worcester 735 689 718 835 679 784 820 769 686 669 730
Unknown 2                    
Total 2965 2837 2924 3237 2740 2965 3179 2963 2628 2510 2778

Massachusetts fall turkey harvest by sex

Year Female Male Total
2022 118 112 230
2021 96 105 201
2020 143 113 256
2019 58 58 116
2018 127 104 231
2017 102 91 193
2016 141 97 238
2015 107 77 184
2014 88 71 159
2013 83 76 159
2012 91 88 179
2011 33 49 82

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