Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

IDNR Seeking Public's Help With Wild Turkey Brood Surveys

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteer citizen scientists to assist with wild turkey brood surveys to aid biologists in monitoring turkey population trends and reproductive success.

Summertime is when young turkeys are hatching, and by counting them and adult females, biologists can assess trends in reproductive success and survival of young turkeys. Biologists also count male turkeys to estimate total wild turkey abundance, male-to-female ratios, and adult survival.

Participants are asked to report young turkeys, adult females, and adult males with every observa...


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