See a wild turkey in Indiana? Report it

Turkey in east side neighborhood
Thomas Ogdon and several other Heatherwood Estate homeowners said they have spotted between five to 10 wild turkeys roaming through their property. (Photo provided/Harvey Shannon)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana wildlife officials have asked the public to help it monitor the summer production of wild turkeys.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources wants volunteers to use a web-based survey to record wild turkey sightings through the end of August and provide information about turkey reproduction.

It said the surveys provide useful estimates about annual production by hens and the survival of poults, or young turkeys, through the summer brood-rearing period. Summer brood survival is generally the primary factor influencing wild turkey population trends.

Participants were asked to report the number of hens and poults seen and the county where the observation was made, as well as adult hens without young.

Click here for the survey and additional information.

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