Wild turkey hunting

Turkey monitoring: hunter effort survey

The DNR began a pilot study in 2020 to more closely monitor wild turkey abundance. 

A random selection of hunters from turkey permit areas 501 and 507 are being sent emails or paper letters asking for their participation, asking them to fill out a survey which will ask questions about their hunting effort in spring 2020. If you have questions about this survey in particular or this monitoring project in general, please contact Tim Lyons, upland game research scientist, at [email protected] or 507-578-8914.

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Reports, Maps & Statistics

Visit the Statistics, Surveys and Maps tab on the wild turkey management page.