Indiana Department of Natural Resources inquiring about wild turkey broods
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Hoosiers can help the Indiana Department of Natural Resources by reporting wild turkey broods seen through August 31.
Each summer, wildlife biologists and volunteers from across Indiana conduct brood surveys counting the number of turkey hens with or without broods to estimate how many young turkeys live through the summer.
Summer brood survival is one of the primary factors that influences wild turkey population trends across all regions of the state and informs the DNR’s wild turkey management.
The DNR is aiming to collect 3,000 reports across the state and at least 25 per county.
Observations can be reported to on.in.gov/turkeybrood
For more information about wild turkey management, visit on.in.gov.turkey