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Turkey success drops with cold, wet spring

Turkey hunters ran into poor hunting conditions during the first half of the spring turkey hunting season, resulting in a preliminary registration total of 37,804 turkeys.

That figure, according to Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials, is an 11% decrease from the spring 2012 turkey season.

Unseasonably cold weather persisted into May throughout the state, with deep snow in the north and rain, snow and wind throughout the early season in the south.

“It really was an amazing contrast, weather-wise, from 2012’s hunt,”

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 6:39 PM

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