The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says turkey hunters had a pretty bad fall season.

Hunters killed 1,010 birds during the season, an eleven percent decline from the 2005 season.

It was the worst fall turkey season since 1967.

DNR assistant chief for game management Paul Johansen says poor weather in recent years has reduced the number of birds in many counties, making them harder to find.

Johansen says hunters are also shifting to bow hunting for deer in the fall, rather than hunting for turkey.

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