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Young hunters harvest 1,258 turkeys during 2022 youth turkey season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/13/2022
CONTACTS:
Jayette Bolinski
217-785-3953
 
Young hunters harvest 1,258 turkeys during 2022 youth turkey season
 
SPRINGFIELD – Youth turkey hunters harvested a preliminary total of 1,258 birds during the 2022 Illinois youth turkey season March 26-27 and April 2-3.
In 2021, a total of 1,304 turkeys were taken. The record total was set in 2020 when 1,733 turkeys were harvested.
This year, a total of 5,032 youth turkey permits were issued, compared to 5,589 in 2020. The top five counties for harvest during the 2022 youth season were Jefferson (54), Randolph (45), Marion (44), Adams (36) and Pope (30).
The following table shows Illinois youth turkey season preliminary harvest figures by county, with numbers from 2022 and 2021.

County 2022 2021
ADAMS 36 25
ALEXANDER 8 15
BOND 13 15
BOONE 6 7
BROWN 10 10
BUREAU 16 14
CALHOUN 19 17
CARROLL 7 4
CASS 20 17
CHAMPAIGN 0 2
CHRISTIAN 3 5
CLARK 21 18
CLAY 27 22
CLINTON 19 8
COLES 4 2
CRAWFORD 16 13
CUMBERLAND 3 8
DEKALB 0 1
DEWITT 0 2
EDGAR 3 6
EDWARDS 12 9
EFFINGHAM 13 25
FAYETTE 19 44
FRANKLIN 25 21
FULTON 19 18
GALLATIN 15 13
GREENE 13 12
GRUNDY 2 3
HAMILTON 28 41
HANCOCK 29 29
HARDIN 11 9
HENDERSON 15 12
HENRY 12 11
IROQUOIS 8 6
JACKSON 27 24
JASPER 19 13
JEFFERSON 54 53
JERSEY 8 11
JO DAVIESS 24 17
JOHNSON 18 17
KANKAKEE 4 3
KNOX 8 17
LASALLE 3 3
LAWRENCE 7 10
LEE 5 15
LIVINGSTON 6 1
LOGAN 3 1
MACON 4 7
MACOUPIN 28 32
MADISON 26 30
MARION 44 41
MARSHALL 5 7
MASON 6 10
MASSAC 10 3
MCDONOUGH 4 9
MCHENRY 5 11
MCLEAN 6 8
MENARD 6 9
MERCER 15 18
MONROE 19 16
MONTGOMERY 19 14
MORGAN 5 9
MOULTRIE 1 1
OGLE 13 6
PEORIA 5 10
PERRY 27 21
PIATT 1 0
PIKE 25 38
POPE 30 20
PULASKI 10 8
PUTNAM 2 3
RANDOLPH 45 30
RICHLAND 14 11
ROCK ISLAND 12 7
SALINE 8 15
SANGAMON 8 11
SCHUYLER 16 15
SCOTT 4 10
SHELBY 21 16
ST. CLAIR 15 16
STARK 1 1
STEPHENSON 15 11
TAZEWELL 12 7
UNION 22 23
VERMILION 8 6
WABASH 3 2
WARREN 1 3
WASHINGTON 18 19
WAYNE 25 34
WHITE 14 23
WHITESIDE 4 13
WILL 0 4
WILLIAMSON 23 31
WINNEBAGO 9 9
WOODFORD 6 5
UNKNOWN 0 2
Grand Total 1258 1304


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