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Default Telecheck Results 2018 **Updated 5/17

For the third year in a row I will be keeping up with the telecheck results week by week. You can find the previous threads here

2016
http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=869649&highlight=

2017
http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=896288&highlight=


So far in 2018 we are 22 days into a 56 day season (youth weekend included). As of 4/11/18 at 10:30 AM there have been 7356 turkeys killed. This is a average of 334 per day and puts us on pace for 18,724 turkeys killed in 2018.

As the season progresses the total number will drop due to people limiting out and people just losing interest. I expect a reported harvest around 12-13k judging by how this years numbers are mirroring the last two season.

We will see how this plays out over the next month
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So, half are being reported?
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Based off of those numbers

2016: 11,229 of 16,108 turkeys were reported. 69.7% participation

2017: 11,782 of 25,702 turkeys were reported. 45.8% participation

DNR anticipated the participation of the harvest record to increase each year. This data shows that to not be the case.
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Based off of those numbers

2016: 11,229 of 16,108 turkeys were reported. 69.7% participation

2017: 11,782 of 25,702 turkeys were reported. 45.8% participation

DNR anticipated the participation of the harvest record to increase each year. This data shows that to not be the case.
The data will never be right for 1 reason lot of kills will never get reported. ...
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We go through this every year. You will never have 100% participation in a reporting system, NEVER. What it does give us is trends, and data to base harvest off of. I love the new system, it's not perfect, but you can get an idea of what is being killed and when.
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If you don't report your kills you're a very selfish person .
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There have been as many kills so far in my county this year than 2016 and 2017 and we are not half way in. Either more folks are reporting and/or more folks are hunting. I'm going to say more are hunting, hearing shots from places weve never heard before close to us. Our population does seem a shade higher than previous years where I'm at.
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We go through this every year. You will never have 100% participation in a reporting system, NEVER. What it does give us is trends, and data to base harvest off of. I love the new system, it's not perfect, but you can get an idea of what is being killed and when.
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There have been as many kills so far in my county this year than 2016 and 2017 and we are not half way in. Either more folks are reporting and/or more folks are hunting. I'm going to say more are hunting, hearing shots from places weve never heard before close to us. Our population does seem a shade higher than previous years where I'm at.
Let's hope that means compliance is up. The more data Bobby Bond gets the better job he can do.
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure you won't get 100 percent participation. Not even if only church deacons are allowed to hunt. I doubt you'll ever get past 75%. And if 50% aren't reporting, then 51.7 percent of them are probably killing over their limit. There's just not that many honest humans on earth.

I was going to do the turkey survey app, but forgot about it.
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Donít know what others do but will report mine. Owe it to the resource. Also will quit at 3 if I choose to harvest that many.
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Donít know what others do but will report mine. Owe it to the resource. Also will quit at 3 if I choose to harvest that many.
We report ours. And quit at 2.

I think this survey after each hunt would really be helpful for data
http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=916455
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Thanks for posting that link ironhead.
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Thanks for posting that link ironhead.
YW dude. This ole fella is out the door to chase big boy a couple days.
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Monday 4/16 update

27 days into a 56 day season there have been 8,454 turkeys checked in which is 313 per day average.

Since the last data was posted, there have been 1,098 turkeys checked in which is 219 turkeys per day average.

On pace for 17,534 for the year
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For reference. Last year we reach 8,554 turkeys 4 days sooner into the season.

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So far we have had 23 days of hunting (youth season included) out of a 54 day season. As of 3:19 PM on 4/14/17 there have been 8554 turkeys checked in (371 per day).
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We report ours. And quit at 2.

I think this survey after each hunt would really be helpful for data
http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=916455
Yes more people assisting with the survey would help.

They can do it on the App mentioned or the old way and I can mail them a card to fill out.

I'm hoping to have a poult survey also available for the summer through the same App.

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Missouri season has been in 3 days (2 days for youth, 1 day regular season) and they have checked in 4414 turkeys so far.
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Monday 4/23 update

34 days into a 56 day season there have been 9,438 turkeys checked in which is 277 per day average.

There have been 984 turkeys checked in within the last 7 days which is 140 turkeys per day average.

On pace for 15,538 for the year
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Monday 4/23 update

34 days into a 56 day season there have been 9,438 turkeys checked in which is 277 per day average.

There have been 984 turkeys checked in within the last 7 days which is 140 turkeys per day average.

On pace for 15,538 for the year
Is this on pace with last year? Thanks
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Just checked my 2 from yesterday.
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Is this on pace with last year? Thanks
This is after 35 days from last year. We are behind last years numbers

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Day 35 update:

10,313 checked in (294 per day). On pace for 15,911 if daily average holds.

The daily average for the last 12 days is 146. So if we were to keep pace from the past 12 days throughout the rest of the season, the estimated total harvest for the state will be 13,013.

I'm now starting to believe the total number will mirror last years total in the 11,000 range.
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Thanks for the updates GP and for your efforts in helping keep everyone informed. Hopefully more folks will continue to see the value and importance of reporting, not to mention the legal aspect of it.
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Thanks for the updates GP and for your efforts in helping keep everyone informed. Hopefully more folks will continue to see the value and importance of reporting, not to mention the legal aspect of it.
Everyone I share hunt stories with is reporting their kills.
If I see or hear anyone not reporting I will influence them that's it's the best thing to do. We should all encourage everybody to check in their birds. It's only for our benefit.
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KY has been in season for 16 days (including the youth weekend) and they have checked in 19,758 turkeys in that 16 days period. That's 1,235 turkey per day and their opening two weekends included snow and heavy rain.
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KY has been in season for 16 days (including the youth weekend) and they have checked in 19,758 turkeys in that 16 days period. That's 1,235 turkey per day and their opening two weekends included snow and heavy rain.
Wow!!!!!!! That's a lot of buffalo strips!!!!!!
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