(Provided by IDNR)
The Indian DNR is asking the public to help it monitor summer production of wild turkeys during July and August and record sightings through a DNR web-based survey.
This online system allows for broader coverage across the state and greater participation from the public.
The surveys will provide wildlife managers useful estimates about annual production by hens and the survival of poults (young turkeys) through the summer brood-rearing period. Summer brood survival is generally the primary factor influencing wild turkey population trends. Information on summer brood survival is essential for sound turkey management.
The DNR asks that you report the number of hens and poults you see and the county the observation was made. Officials also want to know the number of adult hens you see without young.
The survey, and additional information, is at www.wildlife.IN.gov/8641.htm.