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Count wild turkey hens, young this summer

Count wild turkey hens, young this summer Count wild turkey hens, young this summer

This time of year, wild turkey young, known as poults, are about the size of a softball. Have you seen any with a wild turkey hen?

These observations help Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources’ biologists calculate the annual wild turkey production index (number of poults per adult hens). The production index helps estimate wild turkey populations in the state and provides guidance for future management.

DNR biologists can’t collect brood observations throughout the state alone. In order to reach the goal of 3,000 observations this year, they need your help. If you’re interested in sharing your turkey brood observations with the DNR, visit the website — https://bit.ly/2SVplQZ — and record observations any time until Aug. 31.

Thanks to the new, easier reporting system, recording observations takes less than five minutes; no password is required.

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