Vermont asking citizens to help in turkey brood survey
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is asking the public to assist in its annual survey of turkey broods.
The state’s survey of the number and size of turkey families will begin August 1. The Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking “citizen scientists” to visit its website and report if they see a group of young turkeys in Vermont during August.
Fish and Wildlife’s wild turkey biologist Christ Bernier said the information from Vermonters will help establish long-term trends in the wild turkey population. It also helps biologist assess the impact of the spring and winter weather on turkey populations, which is an importation consideration for turkey hunting.