For many hunters, spring brings the unmistakable sound of gobbling wild turkeys as Ohio’s annual hunt of this popular game bird begins.
More than 50,000 licensed hunters will take to the hills and valleys in search of this tasty bird, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The state is divided into two hunting zones: a south zone, which opens to hunters on April 22, and a northeast zone, which opens on April 29.
Hunters bagged 22,571 turkeys last year. Fun fact: It is unlawful to hunt a turkey using live decoys or calling devices in Ohio.