- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Young hunters in Ohio topped last year’s totals in the annual youth turkey hunt over the weekend.

The Ohio Division of Wildlife reports that hunters 17 years and younger took a total 1,589 wild turkeys April 18-19. That’s up from 1,490 wild turkeys during the two-day hunt last year.

Most of the turkeys were taken in southern and eastern Ohio counties. Monroe County in eastern Ohio saw a jump from 27 turkeys in 2014 to 57 in 2015. The division says Vinton County in southeast Ohio increased bagged turkeys from 12 to 25.

Allen in northwest Ohio jumped from four to 10 turkeys, while Medina (Muh-DEYE-nuh) County in northern Ohio stepped it up in youth hunting, going from two turkeys last year to 12.

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