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Help Us Count Wild Turkeys in July and August

  • 7/5/2016 12:31:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for volunteers to help with its annual wild turkey survey this summer.

The work is pretty simple: while outdoors in Iowa this July and August, keep an eye out for wild turkeys.  If you see one, determine if it is an adult female or adult male (males have beards on their breast), and whether there are young poults (baby turkeys). 

Count the number of young, make a note of the date and the county in which you saw the turkey(s) and then report your sighting online to the Iowa DNR’s Wildlife Bureau at