Summer survey to track hen turkeys in New Hampshire
Jul. 29, 2017
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department needs help with reporting hen turkey sightings this summer.
The department is asking people to report the hen turkeys, with or without their young, through an online survey that ends Aug. 31.
The survey will help biologists determine the distribution and abundance of wild turkeys in New Hampshire.
Last summer's survey yielded a record number of 2,926 brood observation reports.
Biologist Ted Walski said those young who have survived into August are likely to become adults, so these sightings provide the best index to summer breeding productivity.
New Hampshire hens generally begin laying eggs from mid-April to early May. Most nests hatch from late May to mid-June.