The DNR released its results from the 2023 Turkey Brood Survey.
Contributions surpassed the goal of 3,000 observations. Between July 1-Aug. 31, the public contributed 3,639 observations of wild turkey hens with or without poults.
After DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife biologists removed duplicates and reports without exact locations, 2,203 brood observations are being factored into regional production estimates.
The DNR says because of the publics’s help, it can continue to track population trends and make important management decisions to foster healthy ecosystems in Indiana.