Imagine a hatchery (maybe several small ones) that could pump up to 10,000 birds into the population on a yearly basis (wouldn't need that many every year, sell the excess to other States).. We do it for trout and catfish why not turkey?? No need to shut the season down and hope mother nature heals herself when we can take care of the problem ourselves.. I'm at a age where shutting down the season for 5 years could very well be the end of my hunting so I'm not a fan of that..Just imagine if the AGFC stocked 8000 gobblers in Arkansas. Now imagine them doing it for 5 years in a row. Things would start looking a lot better, I believe. I live for turkey season but I'd sacrifice that gladly to help a resource that's in trouble.
This new tagging system is not helping either. It's too easy to tag it and if you get it home without being checked, just tear out another tag and start fresh the next day.