Wild turkeys plentiful this season

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State wildlife specialists say the spring
turkey hunting season might be one of the best in a decade.

Steven Dobey, a wild turkey biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, says the reason is record reproduction in 2008.

Dobey said in a news release that conservation officers and
wildlife biologists counted 3.7 turkey chicks per hen in 2008, the
most ever counted in the state.

Kentucky's 23-day spring wild turkey season begins April 17 and
closes May 9. The youth-only weekend, for hunters under age 16, is
April 3 and 4.

The fish and wildlife department says there are about 220,000
wild turkeys in Kentucky and some 90,000 people hunt turkeys in the

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