The turkey brood survey is coming soon

INDIANA – Turkeys throughout Indiana are leading their newborn turkey chicks, known as poults, through the woods in search of food. Beginning in July, Indiana DNR needs your help to count the turkeys, including broods with poults and hens without poults.

Turkey hen with poults

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

A turkey hen among grass

In 2021, observers submitted more than 5,100 sightings, and 68 out of Indiana’s 92 counties shared more than 25 sightings. Let’s boost our numbers for 2022.

Click here to report a brood.