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Wild turkey harvest data

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

Preliminary 2021 spring turkey harvest

The preliminary spring turkey harvest for 2021 was 2,842 (2,015 adult males, 822 jakes, and 5 bearded hens), but reports from traditional check stations are still coming in. This harvest is nearly identical to the 10 year average of spring turkey harvest. It’s likely that the 2021 harvest will not reach the record levels seen in 2020 due to relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions that provided many hunters with great opportunity to head into the field last spring. Youth hunters harvested 86 turkeys, with 52 adult males and 34 jakes in the bag. Success rate on youth day was approximately 45% (success rate for adult hunter across the entire spring season is usually below 20%), and many youth hunters were able to harvest a season limit of 2 bearded birds on youth day.

 

Massachusetts spring turkey harvest by county

County

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019 2020

Barnstable

32

42

51

76

77

77

90

110

116

127 144

Berkshire

394

402

334

347

306

308

345

364

299

293 322

Bristol

184

173

196

200

170

177

227

213

213

184 220

Dukes

1

 

 

 

5

2

1

4

4

7 11

Essex

114

148

152

134

119

140

154

144

119

130 196

Franklin

424

454

413

398

370

407

469

482

441

425 423

Hampden

189

161

170

185

176

162

194

228

202

154 192

Hampshire

235

242

234

226

182

221

226

245

208

207 241

Middlesex

143

179

167

173

167

171

201

217

240

233 311

Norfolk

74

67

70

74

61

60

70

96

75

72 102

Plymouth

260

257

233

235

208

217

217

256

264

229 240

Worcester

706

719

700

730

669

686

769

820

784

679 835

Unknown

1

13

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Total

2757

2857

2723

2778

2510

2628

2963

3179

2965

2740 3237

Massachusetts fall turkey harvest by sex

Year

Female

Male

Total

2010

68

82

150

2011

33

49

82

2012

91

88

179

2013

83

76

159

2014

88

71

159

2015

107

77

184

2016

141

97

238

2017 102 91 193
2018 127 104 231
2019 58 58 116
2020 143 113 256
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