During the 2022 spring season, hunters harvested 12,531 wild turkeys in 91 of 92 Indiana counties. This spring’s harvest is only a 1.7% increase compared to that of the 2021 spring season. Like last year, only one county did not harvest any turkeys during this spring’s hunting season.
Spring harvests increased in 47 counties with seven counties exceeding 300 birds, compared to five in 2021. A total of 1,376 birds (11% of total harvest) were taken during the youth-only weekend prior to the regular season. The estimated number of hunters afield changed very little from 57,621 in 2021 to 57,459 in 2022, but estimated hunter success increased to 22% in 2022 compared to 21% in 2021 and 19% in 2020.
A detailed breakdown of spring harvest data, including previous seasons, is available on the wild turkey spring harvest data website.