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Illinois bowhunters wild on turkeys

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This is one for some thought: Are bowhunters becoming better shots or are wild turkeys overrunning the fields and woods of Illinois. Through Sunday, harvest of wild turkeys by bowhunters was 556, up more than 22.9 percent from the four-year average.

Here's the word from forest wildlife program manager Paul Shelton:

Fall turkey archery harvest has been very strong, with 556 birds harvested to date, an increase of 22.9% over the previous 4-year average. Comparable figures for the last four years are 457 (2008), 476 (2007), 446 (2006), and 431 (2005). Top five counties are Pike (22), JoDaviess (20), Jefferson (19), Fulton (16), and Knox (15).

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