The 19-day season (April 25-May 13) accounted for 10,993 birds collected. Adult gobblers made up 85 percent of the harvest followed by juveniles (jakes) at 14 percent and bearded hens making up only 1 percent. Young hunters checked in 1,592 birds during the two-day special youth hunting season. Nine birds were taken during a special Wounded Warrior turkey hunt staged on Camp Atterbury.
Geist Reservoir was the location of a recent tournament held by the Kokomo Seniors bass club. After the weigh in, Wayne Eades and Jerry Pickett came away double winners, leaving the rest of the field behind, with five largemouth bass sporting a combined weight of 13 pounds, 10 ounces. They also earned the tourney’s “biggest bass” trophy with a fish topping out at 3 pounds, 3 ounces. Henry Cavazos and Sam Taskey grabbed second place with five fish weighing 10 pounds, 8 ounces. Third place went to Bud Fields and Mike Bailey with five fish totaling 8 pounds, 11 ounces.
In regular fashion, Bob Rose and Wayne Nolder came out on top at last week’s Delphi-Delco team bass tourney with four fish totaling 7 pounds, 7 ounces. A largemouth tipping the scales at just under 3 pounds also gave them the contest’s “big fish” award. Second place went to Mike and Shane Harrison with three fish weighing 5 pounds, 1 ounce. Keith Milburn and Ed Lyke slipped into third place with three fish weighing 5 pounds.
• John Martino is the Tribune’s outdoors columnist. He may be reached by email at email@example.com.