Volunteers needed for a turkey brood survey

INDIANA – Turkeys throughout Indiana are leading their poults (turkey chicks) through the woods in search of food.

Beginning in July, Indiana DNR needs your help to count turkey broods (hens with poults) and hens without poults.

These reports help biologists to determine the annual Wild Turkey Production Index, which is used to estimate populations in the state and guide future wildlife management decisions.

In 2021, more than 5,100 observations were submitted and 68 of Indiana’s 92 counties had more than 25 observations per county

To read the 2020 report click here.