West Virginia turkey hunters harvested 1,215 birds during the fall season, according to the Division of Natural Resources. That's an increase of 28 percent above the 2017 season, and only 4 percent below the five-year average.

Calhoun hunters checked 12 birds.

"Even with the incredibly wet summer we had this year, production was up from last year," said Mike Peters, DNR game bird biologist. "That was a good indication fall harvest would also be up, as was predicted in the 2018 West Virginia Mast Survey and Hunter Outlook."

REGIONAL CHECK-IN: Braxton 8; Clay 3; Gilmer 1; Ritchie 12; Roane 15; Wirt 17,

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