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Winter Wild Turkey Flock Survey

A photo of a flock of wild turkeys foraging in the snow

Along with weather conditions during the spring and early summer nesting season, winter conditions (e.g., days below freezing, snow depth, etc.) can significantly impact wild turkey populations, particularly young birds (jakes and jennies). The Winter Wild Turkey Flock Survey is conducted from January through March and is used to monitor trends in relative abundance of turkeys statewide and within major regions of the state. This survey helps us assess the general health of the wild turkey population prior to the breeding season in the spring.

Our goal is to collect observations from every county in the state. This is an opportunity for people interested in wildlife to partner with DEC to help monitor wild turkey populations.

The 2016 Wild Turkey Winter Flock Survey (PDF) (28 kB) is available for printing or download. Completed survey forms should be sent to:

Winter Turkey Survey
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4754

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