- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Department of Natural Resources says hunters killed fewer Wisconsin turkeys this spring than last year.

DNR officials say hunters registered 40,975 birds during the spring season, down 2 percent from spring 2014. Permits were down about 1 percent, from 210,496 to 208,250.

The overall statewide hunter success rate was 19.7 percent, down slightly from 19.9 percent last year. The southwestern Wisconsin management zone produced 11,558 kills, the most of the state’s seven zones.

The statewide spring harvest has hovered between 37,000 and 43,000 turkeys for the last five years.

The fall season will run from Sept. 12 through Nov. 19.

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