While you are exploring the forests and fields around your home or driving through the state’s beautiful landscapes this summer, be sure to keep an eye out for wild turkeys.
DEC uses reported observations of wild turkeys to track changes in abundance and productivity (number of poults produced per adult hen) over time and in different parts of the state. It also helps forecast hunting prospects for the coming fall season and for subsequent spring seasons. Submit your observations online. To see results from previous summer surveys, please visit DEC’s website.
Photo courtesy of G. Ellmers
There’s probably 50 or more turkeys that visit the area where my wife feeds birds., not to mention bears, deer, possum, washbears, chipmunks and ground hogs.