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Halifax Lands Among Top Three for 2024 Turkey Harvest

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Halifax County emerged as a leading location for turkey hunting in the 2024 season, securing the third-highest number of turkeys harvested in North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Halifax hunters bagged 612 turkeys, trailing only Duplin and Pender counties. Statewide, hunters recorded a total of 24,074 turkeys, with 2,372 taken during the youth season, marking the second-highest harvest year on record.

The commission’s 2024 Wild Turkey Summary highlighted that turkey hunting remains highly popular, with the overall harvest increasing by 8 percent compared to the average of the previous three years. Notably, the coastal and mountain regions saw significant increases, with the coastal region experiencing a 13 percent rise in harvest numbers. NCWRC’s upland game bird biologist, Hannah Plumpton, emphasized the robust participation and success of hunters across the state.