Wildlife Commission Seeks Wild Turkey Observations through Aug. 31

Last Updated on April 23, 2020 7:05 am

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public assistance in reporting observations of wild turkeys this summer.

Through Aug. 31, wild turkey sightings by volunteers and Commission staff will be recorded and submitted to management biologists. Observation information gives an indication of annual wild turkey productivity, gobbler carryover and other population trends — all of which help the Commission manage the state’s turkey population.

To participate, new volunteers should use this online survey link,

Participants can enter their observations online in the field from any smart phone or small-screen device. 

After new volunteers submit observations, the Commission will automatically contact them the following year to provide an opportunity to participate again. In 2018, more than 1,300 people participated with the survey, reporting their observations of more than 36,000 turkeys.  

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