The turkey harvest is up in Mercer County this year, but down statewide. Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary statewide total of 13,513 wild turkeys during the 2014 Spring Turkey Season, including the youth seasons. The 2014 total compares with the statewide turkey harvest of 14,133 in 2013. In Mercer County, 188 wild turkeys were harvested this year compared to 177 last season. The wild turkey hunting season was April 14th-to-May 15th in the northern half of Illinois.