COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State wildlife officials say Ohio hunters should have more wild turkeys to go after as the fall hunting season gets under way.
Fall wild turkey hunting opened in 48 Ohio counties on Saturday and continues until Nov. 25.
According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, hunters harvested 1,375 wild turkeys during last year's fall season. Officials say the state currently has a population of approximately 180,000 wild turkeys.
State wildlife biologist Mike Reynolds says that while the fall hunting isn't as popular as the spring season, hunters should have "ample opportunities" to harvest a bird for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Hunters must have a fall turkey hunting permit. Only one turkey may be taken during the entire fall season, and hunters must report their harvest to the state.