Tennessee’s 2019 spring turkey season harvest is up 11 percent from the previous year, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports.


The total harvest for the 2019 season is 31,193. In 2018, the harvest fell below the 30,000-mark for the first time in 15 seasons. The 2019 harvest number is down 3 percent from the previous 5-year average.


Maury County was the top county with a harvest of 1,034, up 97 turkeys from the 2018 season. Dickson County was second with 837, followed by Greene 810, Giles 672, and Montgomery 638 for the top five.


Giles County had the sharpest increase with 164 more birds harvested this spring. Dickson County saw an increase of 142.