MyDNR, Indiana’s Outdoor Newsletter: DNR is counting on you to participate in their Turkey Brood Count this summer. Now that turkey chicks (poults) have hatched in Indiana, DNR needs your help counting turkey broods (hens with poults) and hens without poults. Brood reports have been collected since 1993 to calculate the annual Wild Turkey Production Index, which is used to inform biologists about population status and guide wildlife management for the species.
In 2022, DNR received more than 3,200 reports across all 92 counties in Indiana, and we’re hoping for even more this year. Our goal is to receive 3,000 total observations with at least 25 per county.
Share your 2023 observations with us online from now until Aug. 31. Recording observations takes less than five minutes, and no password is required.
We appreciate your reports!
Newsletter can be found online: MyDNR Email Newsletter
For more information please visit DNR: Fish & Wildlife: Turkey Brood Reporting.
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