Montgomery County Hunters Bag 164 Wild Turkeys During Season

Hunters in Montgomery County bagged 164 wild turkeys during Maryland’s 2022 turkey season. That is 10 more than in 2021.

Throughout the state,  hunters bagged 4,208 turkeys this spring, 8% more than in 2021 and only 2% below the 2020 record harvest, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

“The growth of turkey populations in areas such as the Baltimore-Washington corridor provides hunters with exciting new opportunities to get afield where they might not have had success in the past,” said Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto in a news release.

Part of the increase in juvenile turkeys can be attributed to the Brood X cicadas from last summer that provided food for the young turkeys, he said.

Hunters were permitted to use only shotguns loaded with #4 shot or smaller, crossbows, vertical bows or air guns that shoot arrows or bolts.

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