County Treasurer’s Office holding turkey photo contest, open through end of month

Photo provided to the Times Observer The Warren County Treasurer’s Office is holding a photo contest during spring turkey season, which is open through the end of the month. This photo was among the first submissions.

Turkey season in Pennsylvania is on.

The season runs through the end of the month and the Warren County Treasurer’s Office is running a photo contest to highlight the birds that hunters bag.

Treasurer Lisa Barr said those with photos are asked to drop them off or mail them to the courthouse by June 7.

“Our hunters and customers who purchase a license from us in June can vote for the best Turkey Season photo,” Barr said.

And there will be a prize for the winner.

Barr asked those submitting photos to include their name, address and phone number with their photo and she said the competition is open to both youth and adults.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the opener for turkey season was later this year but just due to how the calendar fell.

Data from the PGC’s 2023 summer turkey sighting survey showed above average results.

“That should mean plenty of gobblers – jakes, 3-year-olds and, best for most hunters, 2-year-olds,” the Commission said in a statement. “As a general rule, 2-year-olds are more vocal, noisier than both younger, more-timid gobblers and older, warier ones. Having more of them around typically is good for turkey hunters.”

About 172,000 people hunt spring turkeys and the PGC says 39,500 gobblers were harvested in 2022, up from 35,700 in 2022 and 28,100 in 2021.


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