(Provided by Indiana DNR)

Despite warmer than normal temperatures, preliminary results put Indiana's 2012 spring wild turkey harvest at fourth highest on record at 12,594 birds. Only 2010, 2009, and 2006 spring season harvests ranked higher.

The 19-day regular season (April 25-May 13) accounted for 10,993 birds harvested. Adult gobblers made up 85 percent of the total harvest, followed by juveniles (14 percent) and bearded hens (less than 1 percent).

Youth hunters harvested 1,592 birds during the two-day special youth season (April 21-22).